That doesn’t end up in the trash Dear Reader, Have you ever written an email or message to a stranger… Read more How to write an email
4 ways to take the blank out of the page Oh geez, just the introductory sentence and already I’m painting… Read more Tools for writing
YouTube is great for all kinds of music mixes. I often listen to it for instrumental music that doesn’t distract… Read more Music for writing
Sometimes for fun and sometimes for professional interest, I go to literary events. Readings, launches, author talks, even the odd… Read more Play literary event bingo
In addition to writing, editing and proofreading, I am now also the proud steward of a Little Free Library. Books… Read more Being a librarian in my spare time
As the old curse goes, we certainly are living in interesting times here in the year 2017. A couple of… Read more The simple hack to change someone’s mind!
I was reading one of those articles. You know, the job hunting and/or career advice ones where they tell you… Read more On the contrary: personal “branding”
A temporary job not only provided a little extra money for Christmas, but also gave me a change of scenery… Read more 5 things a holiday job taught me about my career
I feel like a broken record, but it’s been another long stretch of non-blogging. Site updates are coming soon, however.… Read more Life moves pretty fast
I always seem to forget that after December is about three more months of winter. And the first week of… Read more The clock is ticking, back to work.
New Year’s Eve is almost here. The ultimate deadline, there’s no putting it off. It’s also that lull week between… Read more One more sleep to countdown to 2015. How was your year?
The other week, I joined Twitter and was immediately flooded with information, including the news that Douglas Coupland was opening… Read more Review: Douglas Coupland exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Trying to appeal to cyclists with an ad placed at a bike rack, the image and copy don’t add up… Read more Peddling confusion
Internet, I can’t take it anymore. Everywhere I look (i.e., comment boards), people are writing about “a hoard of people”… Read more Usage Cartoon No. 4: Horde vs. Hoard
Today, I finally decided to join Twitter. It’s exciting how many friends and conversations I’ve found already! Feel free to… Read more A little bird just joined Twitter
Remember road trips? Sometimes the purpose was the Road Trip itself; sometimes it had an actual destination. If you’re a… Read more Books for the road, from the road
I am saddened to hear that poet and activist Bud Osborn has died. I have just been drafting a post… Read more Thank you, Bud
Harper Lee will celebrate her 88th birthday this year by allowing her classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, to be… Read more To Kill a Mockingbird to be available as an e-book
Ever since I posted it many moons ago, Kerouac’s Rules for Spontaneous Prose has been far and away the most… Read more Outgrowing Kerouac
If you’ve got a great story, poem or piece of creative non-fiction (i.e., essay, memoir or commentary) that needs to… Read more subTerrain’s Lush Triumphant literary contest: Deadline extended!