The Meaning of Traditions—to you.

When most people think of "traditions", they're thinking of society-wide customs and habits that become ingrained over years and generations. The holiday season is a good example, for it is stuffed full of traditions. But traditions can be more personal and often, far more significant. For instance, a personal tradition of mine is to step

2017-12-04T13:42:37+00:00 Monday, December 4, 2017|Categories: My Life, Romance|Tags: , , |

Canada Day

So, hey!  Today is Canada Day.  This is the first Canada Day I've celebrated as a Canadian citizen, too. Since I was naturalized in December last year, I've been itching to put "Canadian" on an official form somewhere and a couple of weeks ago that opportunity finally arrived. Guess what the form was for. Renewing

2016-06-29T12:40:45+00:00 Friday, July 1, 2016|Categories: My Life|Tags: , |

The Ups and Downs of My Wonderful Career. / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0I As you know, I am currently working through all the old articles and major posts that were on the old site, updating them where appropriate, and adding them back onto the Article pages. One of the most high-traffic articles on the old site was the first in what

2016-05-30T15:21:04+00:00 Saturday, June 4, 2016|Categories: My Life|Tags: , |

Happy Easter!

If you're part of the Christian western world that celebrates Easter and have a four day break ahead of you -- enjoy! Personally, I'm settling into a streak of hard work; Mark has the week off and we're going to be reformatting and re-uploading books, and doing lots of site work and between writing

2016-03-25T11:44:11+00:00 Friday, March 25, 2016|Categories: Housekeeping Note, My Life|Tags: |

Birthaversary 2016!

This year's Birthaversary party is over -- and it was a great night, too.  Some new faces, lots of familiar faces, and some really interesting conversation. And this year, I got a birthday present! Long story short:  A few weeks ago on my private FB page, I shared NASA's new Art Deco travel posters.  They

2016-02-22T04:35:45+00:00 Monday, February 22, 2016|Categories: My Life|Tags: |

On the blog…Two Years Ago

I've been running this blog for a long time.  If you include the occasional break from blogging, and the times when my site host shut me down for too much traffic (yes, they can do that), then I've been blogging since 2005.  Most of the older posts are now articles on the Articles pages. Out

Family Holiday … and Something for the Writers.

It's Family Day in Alberta today.  I use to love long weekends, because I got more writing time.  Now I'm writing full time, I don't know that I like them all that much anymore.  They're stealing writing time from me! For everyone in Alberta reading this -- Happy Family Day.  Enjoy this very mild winter

2016-02-15T04:53:49+00:00 Monday, February 15, 2016|Categories: My Life|Tags: , |

13 Things I Know About Writing Full Time Now I’m Back to Full Time Again / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0I I wrote "11 Things I Wish I’d Known About Full Time Writing When I First Started Writing Novels" way back in 2009, when I was forced to full time writing by a sudden cessation of revenue.  That's pirate speak for "my job was cut". In January 2013 I

2016-01-28T04:59:53+00:00 Thursday, January 28, 2016|Categories: My Books, My Life|Tags: , |