Self Development

CHAPTER ONE of MORNING SONG

Morning Song is probably my favorite of all my books to date. I think, because I learned so much writing it. It required extensive research on different topics, for example, the day to day life of a war correspondent as well as best ways to help the healing of a victim of sexual abuse, especially …

WHERE THERE’S TEA, THERE’S HOPE!

Thinking about how we survive life’s slings and arrows. Also how we cope with success and achievement. All those things, in my life at least, involve a cup of tea. Or perhaps coffee, but tea seems to possess the power of panacea and celebration both. Coffee is the workhorse, tea is the reward. I am …

UNDERSTANDING THE WHY

    Why does God allow such suffering? Why is life so harsh? How can we make life better, make the world a better place? We all ask these questions from time to time. These days, with TV and other media shouting to us endlessly of the cruelty and suffering in the world, we now …

ADVENTURES OF AN ORDINARY LIFE

  I’d left a tired marriage in a foreign country after many long years and had headed back home to British Columbia’s lush and gorgeous forests laden with massive ferns and wild flowers, cedars, firs, pines, birch, you name it. The woods I grew up in on Vancouver Island had claimed my heart and soul …

THE JOY of WRITING

Just finished the  almost-final edit of my latest novel, The Boy Scout. As I completed the last read of this very challenging book, a book about human trafficking, a book that made me cry and laugh many times through the process, and left me in a wallow of tears last night as I finished the …

DON’T YOU KNOW…THAT I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH YOU…who can resist these words?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8DYhhSDNRc Here’s one of my life’s favourite songs…forgot about this song for years and years. Last night as I was putting away the clean laundry, the words “Don’t You Know” flashed into my brain and I started to sing this wonderful song. My poor dog had to listen to it for about three hours before …