14th-Page-Creative writing class-one page at a time during the pandemic

I was getting ready for a morning walk when I found one sock on the floor. So, I checked my jeans, the bed, the bathroom, the couch no sock. So, I started to crawl underneath the covers, trying to find the matched pair. Do you ever get mornings like that where you cannot seem toContinue reading “14th-Page-Creative writing class-one page at a time during the pandemic”

15th-Page-Creative writing class-one page at a time during the pandemic

“It is with fire that blacksmiths iron subdueUnto fair form, the image of their thought:Nor without fire hath any artist wroughtGold to its utmost purity of hue.”by Michelangelo Buonarroti, https://mypoeticside.com/poets/michelangelo-buonarroti-poems#block-poems A new start, here I am amidst my greatest masterpiece for trying out this assignment something happens to wreak havoc on my success. Isn’t lifeContinue reading “15th-Page-Creative writing class-one page at a time during the pandemic”

16th-Page-Creative writing class-one page at a time during the pandemic

The lyrics are steady and sure. The letter tears through curtains that are torn open, and the beat of the lines are a continuous trail of story and song merged like the ocean merges into the open rivers. Cohen has the beautiful ability to take the drama in life and put it in the songContinue reading “16th-Page-Creative writing class-one page at a time during the pandemic”

What was that Noise? It’s Goose Management

It was a beautiful day; for a 2-hour walk, I encountered various expressive birds early in the morning. All were singing their songs that I would love to write the lyrics if I understood their language. Finally I landed through the hills, down the valleys, to the lake. Early in the morning is the perfectContinue reading “What was that Noise? It’s Goose Management”

17th-Page-Creative writing class-one page at a time during the Pandemic

Lynda Barry’s Writing Exercise Where is it? I can’t find this exercise? I think I have been cocooning? I do enjoy her comic strips though. I like to think of her inspiration like this: “An inspirational word is gold melting in the kettle. The sulphur alone can burn creativity as easily as words that areContinue reading “17th-Page-Creative writing class-one page at a time during the Pandemic”

18th-Page-Creative writing class-one page at a time during Pandemic

Okay, I cannot stop there; what about this Russian author, named Saunders? I am interestedenough now to want to read his favourite short story called, “The Overcoat, by Nikolai Gogol.He says it’s his favourite because it’s “funny and sad, and I think it’s the way God actuallythinks of us.” (Saunders) I wonder if that’s true?Continue reading “18th-Page-Creative writing class-one page at a time during Pandemic”

19th Page-Creative writing class-one page at a time during Pandemic

This is what a studio of creativity looks like. Humans gather to talk about their favouriteauthors. I wonder what authors are my favourite today? When I was a little girl, it was A.A.Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh; this is what he has to say about the writing process: “Ideas may drift into otherContinue reading “19th Page-Creative writing class-one page at a time during Pandemic”

20th Page-Creative writing class-one page at a time during Pandemic

I find myself in this dark dense platform. Unsure of myself, I check my camera andvolume. Are they looking through the darkness too? I hear clamouring in the kitchen. Voicesecho behind me; the light is too bright I should move to the couch. I have been anticipating thisclass for a millennium. It seems all myContinue reading “20th Page-Creative writing class-one page at a time during Pandemic”

One Student’s Story – Impact of Domestic Violence During Pandemic

What is domestic violence? The Cambridge Dictionary describes domestic violence as “The situation in which someone you live with attacks you and tries to hurt you.” Violence is often seen through the victim’s eyes; however, the mind, mouth and other senses fail because abuse is not defined by others or by the state’s history.  ItContinue reading “One Student’s Story – Impact of Domestic Violence During Pandemic”

Shoveling Help for Seniors in Need

My beautiful parents were hit with a few challenges this year, one of those challenges was my dad’s back injury and my mom’s back issues that prevented them from shoveling. One of the greatest blessings for seniors in the Okanagan Valley is the ability to have help through our communities. Here is a resource linkContinue reading “Shoveling Help for Seniors in Need”