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Merry Christmas Eve update

I just have to get this update done before Christmas–even with the craziest cold I’ve had in years, thanks, I suspect, to my grandson who’s been visiting frequently in the past week since he’s been on school holidays. Apparently, his Christmas gift to Naanii is coughing all over me to force me to actually relax … Continue reading

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Actually Doing!

Oh my goodness! Another 2 weeks have passed! What have I done (besides my usual tutoring and editing business)? As I mentioned in my last update, I really want to back off a bit on my “learning” and get busy actually doing some writing, speaking, and more editing. And I’m starting to succeed with that … Continue reading

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More workshops and learning

It is astonishing how quickly time passes! How have more than two weeks passed in the blink of an eye? What have I been doing? Writing: Reading through over 830 blog posts in My Church Journey and contemplating on how I might put some of  them together as a book. Copy and pasting possible posts to … Continue reading

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I’m driving again!

I’m driving again, as of October 23! Hurrah! My arm still hurts but it’s gaining more range of motion day by day 🙂 My editing and tutoring activities continue anon. Reading – Continue reading from The Art of the Personal Essay – From BC Ministry of Education: “Introduction to BC’s Redesigned Curriculum” – “Have a … Continue reading

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Weekly Update and Finding My Passion

A week ago I made my update list of my writing and publishing related activities of the previous week–and forgot to post it. Then, thinking I had posted it, I deleted it to the Recycle Bin. Today I was starting my list for this past week, and suddenly realized I’d not posted the previous week’s update. … Continue reading

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Back to normal life

Summer is pretty much over, and we’re having lovely early fall weather these days. My “enforced vacation” due to my fractured elbow is over (though I’ll still be working on some soft-tissue injuries for a while to come), so my life is getting “back to normal” — well, my normal, that is! Some folks would … Continue reading

editing activities / Learning activities / my reading / Writing activities

What’s New In My Left-Handed Life

What’s new in my left-handed life? Although it’s slowed me down, it hasn’t stopped me! In the past couple weeks: Learning and reading: – reading personal essays in various journals such as The New Quarterly, Glimmer Train Stories, and Geist magazine, and ordered a book about writing personal essays, because it’s a genre I enjoy … Continue reading

book reviews / my reading / Writing activities

fieldstone writing

Over the past few days, I’ve been reading (and left-handed note-taking!) the book, Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method, by Gerald M. Weinberg. I have really enjoyed learning about this practical and imaginative approach to writing–perhaps due to my own semi-pantser style. Throughout the book, Weinberg, an author of over 40 books, encourages writers to be on … Continue reading