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Check out This Is My Brave

Today, a friend sent me a link to This Is My Brave. It’s a place for people with mental illness to share their stories, and even perform songs, poetry, or monologues in one of the shows the organization plans each year. 96 more words

Mental Illness

Out My Kitchen Window

I turned from the sink  to be enveloped in a golden glow.


Reading: an essential tool for writing

People aren’t born writers. It takes a lot of practice and mental exercise to become accomplished in the art. Universities are full of degrees on improving writing skills ranging from essay writing to professional writing and editing, and Libraries and community colleges offer smaller workshops for the hobbyists. 300 more words

Creative Writing

The Walk-In Experience

Yes, this is a bit “off style” for me, and a bit more personal, but maybe this is what’s needed – to “lighten” up some! 857 more words


That is Not What I Meant At All; That is Not It, At All.

That is one line in “The Love Song by J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot.

It’s a gorgeous poem, and if you get a chance, you should read it. 355 more words

Timing is Everything

The jolly chorus of carols through shops and shopping centres, the glitter of tinsel, and the flashing of coloured lights throughout all neighbourhoods, always brings back that magical feeling of Christmas. 317 more words


Staying relevant - the challenge of getting older in a workplace

Time for a little reflection perhaps. As I look at my parents’ generation, what strikes me is not their inability to deal with life both in the mundane (financials / insurance / pension / health) and the extraordinary (global travel, societal change etc) – these things are completely within their reach and interest. 562 more words