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June Post 1

As I mentioned in my last post, I seem to have lost any sense of creativity for blogging. Part of it is just being worn out. June is always challenging, but this year seemed more intense than usual. That said, I always end the year grateful for my time with […]


Procrastination Revelation

Well, mere hours from another deadline, I post. My will to blog is flagging. I have started a tinyletter about teaching and learning. Feel free to subscribe – https://tinyletter.com/tinyteachings Posts are not very frequent yet, but I’m spending a lot more time at school, and would love to share some stories, […]


Catching Up (and catching some rays) 1

I chose this title because with this post, I’ve caught up to my goal – it’s my fourth post in four months. April zipped past – home from the UK, back at school, a trip to Regina, and then, this past weekend, taking my poetry team to the ever-inspiring Can […]


March Post Mid-April

I really did write a post while in London! However, it doesn’t really reflect my feelings on the place, so I suppose I’ll just post some pictures. Lately, I want to write about so many things going on that I can’t narrow them down. Today I wrote 500 words about my […]


Another Year…

With only a few hours to go in the month, I need to post a blog to keep my Twelve in ’17 – one post per month – promise to myself. I’ve written two pieces for the blog this month, and have posted neither. One seemed too silly and simple, […]


For What it’s Worth

I wanted to start this piece by saying “What CanLit doesn’t need right now is…” but I’m not sure how to finish that sentence. Another voice? Maybe. Or maybe it does. Perpetuation of an argument? I don’t think it is an argument. I am under no illusion that anyone actually […]


Clearwater and the Perseids

  This past year, I have realized just how well a person can get to know the things that are important to a writer from what they write. I’ve discussed these deep connections and obsessions with many authors, including Peter Oliva, Lawrence Hill, Alissa York. In a way, people seeing […]


Sage Hill and Full Circle

  Four days later, and I still can’t put into words what going to Sage Hill this year meant to me. Conferences and retreats and residencies have always been a little bit magical for me, for the most part because of the people I meet. I have done enough of […]