Tag Archives: write

My computer broke down/Chickadees in a Maple

I had an older Macbook. It’s been my trusty writing companion for over five years. I returned from Write! Canada to discover the touchpad was periodically malfunctioning. Two days later the keyboard also started to fail. I was deeply concerned. … Continue reading

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Write! Now

I spent the last three days at the Write! Canada writer’s conference. It was an overwhelming experience, like the mother ship had called me home. I loved spending time with people who share my passion and faith. It was a … Continue reading

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The bubble bursts

The events of this week have reinforced that writing is an individual activity. Basking in the acceptance of my first article, I was eager to share my joy with family. I was greeted by waves of apathy. My wife was … Continue reading

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After seven years of rejection and frustration, I’ve finally reached the holy grail of unpublished writers. Later this year I will finally see my name in print. I’ve crossed the enigmatic barrier from aspiring writer to legitimated contributor. The object … Continue reading

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The craft of writing

The other day I was watching a PBS documentary entitled Craft in America. It showcased the talented crafts folk who were preserving and even reviving a wide variety of crafts that in modern times have been overwhelmed by the monotony … Continue reading

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Relearning how to learn

It seems to be that so much is lost on youth. But that is not always so. The young have an incredible capacity to learn. As we get older, we become more set on our ways. Our world views become … Continue reading

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