Category Archives: Writing

Shut Up; Inspiration’s Tapping

Road blocks, creativity blocks, block heads…It’s a mindbender how often we stumble into the crevices of mental-logjam hell. Where you can’t get past step: what the hell is wrong with me? We’ve all encountered it and I have a theory … Continue reading

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19 Women and A Guy Had a Chat In 27 Sentences and 50 Shades of Black & White…

A couple of years ago I wrote about a voracious online predator who tracked vulnerable blogging women and the aftermath of his being found out.  I cautioned then about the need to use extra care when interacting with people we really do … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, Bloggers, Life, Non-Fiction, Storytelling, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments

That’d be right, Babe

He was a little less oblivious than she believed.  He’d feel it now, without seeing anymore, how her expression would change from the melancholic stare out at the water while she washed dishes or while they were out on the … Continue reading

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Posting Fireworks That Burn

Maybe it’s because I’m old-ish, but I can’t quite see how physical distance really justifies these behaviors. Has the new reach out and touch someone technology made it OK to share this kind of intimacy because you’re not really touching? Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Hypocrisy, Life, love, Sex, Wordpress, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 28 Comments

Love you, Miss you… Not Really…

Speaking softly with a false stick really effing hurts. “Love you, miss you, I care, I’m listening, you matter”. You matter, until what? How is it that the very people who labor to use the power of words to sear … Continue reading

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Second Chances

There was an article in 1998 that warned young reporters were getting their careers turned around by getting too involved with their stories, sometimes even making up details.  I know it seems like a simple case of common sense to just not … Continue reading

Posted in All-Time Top Ten, Inspiration, Life, Life & Death, Reporting, Storytelling, Tribute, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 29 Comments

Pathetic and Dense; You HAVE To Be an Indian

There comes those moments when you sit back and assess why you do what you do.  I’ve done this recently in response to the reactions on my posts and comments about Indigenous Peoples based issues. I originally started writing to … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal Peoples, Blogging, Discrimination, First Nations, Indigenous, Indigenous Peoples, Life, Native Americans, Writing | Tagged , , | 43 Comments

Blog Tour – “#mywritingprocess”…………….. Hey, it’s Possible it’s Not as Dry as it Sounds, Unless My Martini is Involved, in Which Case We’re Talking Desert Material

I’ve been invited to participate in the 2014 blog tour to explain my writing process, (#mywritingprocess).  Considering the topic, next to my story in 50 words, this should be my shortest post yet.  Should be, but if you know me at all, you … Continue reading

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Beware of Bloggers, and Other Success Warnings

Recently I witnessed two prominent blogs, each followed by several thousand readers, cause disturbing ripples across the blogging community. Although I’m fairly new to this arena, I did have contact with both of these bloggers, but it was minimal, and so I … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Controversy, Internet Abuse, Life, Uncategorized, Wordpress, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 18 Comments