Today was a fun day! I met up with my friend Roland who is visiting Ottawa for seven days. He flew in from Iqaluit on Thursday. His goal is to visit all the provinces and territories before he dies. He's 66 years old, an amazing photographer, and a passionate world traveller. I met him through [...]
Entrance forbidden Is no match for playful souls Wildly, we roam free.
I wrote this fictional short story as an assignment for one of my classes at U of T, Generating Stories, taught by Ken Murray. Some stories tend to stay inside of us until the time is right to share them. “Here’s a story I never told anyone.” We were sitting around the campfire and I [...]
Happy New Year everyone!!! Hope your 2018 is off to a wonderful start. Have you set any new year's resolutions? Here is my list of ten resolutions for the year: Visit 10 hot spots in Ottawa with my friend Hetal Be more like my Mom (this may take many years!) Get a job I love, [...]
I received the nicest email today, from a friend Catherine in my online poetry class. It's amazing how you can feel connected with someone you've never even met. I'd initially been reluctant to take an online class since all of my in-person classes have been so amazing, but I have to say that it was [...]
In this short story, I tell about my adventure in Thailand back in 2006, with two of my closest friends, Neesha and Amy. Wish I was back there! Brrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnngggg!!! The alarm went off. 5 AM. Startled, I leaned over to turn it off and thoughts of going to work whizzed through my head. I opened [...]
Wow I can't believe I'm finally getting around to posting this - it feels like it's been forever since I've been on this site!! I wrote this on Dec.3, but then my computer died before I got a chance to post it * * * Sitting at the Starbucks at the MARS Centre, listening to [...]