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“I love it when a plan comes together!”

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Blog, Books | 10 comments

“I love it when a plan comes together!”

In December 2015 I completed my third novel. It felt good! Closure. A sense of satisfaction. A job well done. All those wonderful feelings a writer experiences when something is finished. It reminds me of something said by Col. John “Hannibal” Smith— the cigar-smoking leader of a renegade commando squad in the 1980s TV show, A-Team. Played by George Peppard, Col. Smith became famous for saying, “I love it when a plan comes together.” Well, Col. Smith, aka...

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Repetition Is Memory’s Best Friend

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Blog, Books, Food for Thought | 1 comment

Repetition Is Memory’s Best Friend

I have a sweat shirt that reads, Too many books. Not enough time. Have you ever felt like that, not necessarily with just books, but with time in general? There never seems to be enough of it. I am quite convinced that had the creator(s) of our 7-day week made it an 8-day week, we would still complain that there was never enough time. But back to the theme of books! Having just come from the 2016 Write! Canada Conference in Toronto sponsored by The Word Guild, the word books seemed to be the...

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Stepping Out of the Box

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in Blog, Books, Friends | 14 comments

Stepping Out of the Box

Sitting in a kiosk in a mall in Dieppe, NB—having a chai latté with soya and cinnamon—I read the following from a magazine: “Making the right choice often means choosing the thing that both excites and scares you!” For me, planning a 17-day trip to the Maritimes for a book tour/speaking ministry certainly qualifies as exciting and scary! How so? Because it involved driving a distance I had never driven before (4238 kms in total); crossing the border with boxes of books and material...

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Coffee is a Pleasure, Friends are a Treasure

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in Blog, Books, Friends | 3 comments

Coffee is a Pleasure, Friends are a Treasure

Coffee is a pleasure. Friends are a treasure…Sorry, you mocha lovers…but I don’t like coffee! However, I do treasure my friends! This past weekend, Doug and I experienced the incredible joy of discovering new friends, including two of the most caring and loving people I have met in a very long time. John and Chris opened their home and not only offered us indescribable hospitality, but a friendship that made me wish I had met them years sooner! Chris hosts a book club in Kincardine,...

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