(Important) Parts of Speech

We need to talk about him, her, us, you … we need to talk about pronouns (and collective nouns, too). Words are important to me. They’re my play, my pleasure, and my profession. My author tagline is “Stories to make you smile” – obviously I don’t want my words to…

Continue Reading

Jump Judging

It was a gorgeous, amazing, perfect fall day in Ottawa and it was also the day of the season’s second Horse Trials (HT) held at the stable where I ride … and I got to jump judge. It occurs to me that not everybody knows what it’s like to be…

Continue Reading

Change

  We’ve been through some change lately. You’re probably nodding – or shaking your head at the obviousness of that statement – “Of course we’ve been through some change – the whole world has changed.” So, yes, I acknowledge that. But I’m counting the pandemic as a given at this point,…

Continue Reading

Fresh and New

It’s been colder than cold in Ottawa … in Ontario … in most of Canada, this holiday season. But it’s also been very, very sunny, and pretty, and definitely fresh. I’ve been able to get outside with my favourite people. And that makes me feel happy, and hopeful, and keen…

Continue Reading