My 9/11 Memories

It began as a beautiful day, the sun was shining for the first time in a week. I was on vacation in the Netherlands with my mom. It was a special trip for us, because my mom was born in the Netherlands and had emigrated to Canada in the 1950s.

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Year in Review 2017

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston 2017 was a year of getting back on track. The year before, I closed my freelance copywriting and web design business to return to full-time work. In reality, I was recovering from a bout of severe

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Yearning for Islands

I’ve long had a fascination with the sea. Odd, since for the first six years of my life I lived far in land. The only “sea” I knew was a vast sea of corn fields that surrounded three sides of our house on the outskirts of a small village in

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Bowie, Rickman and the Urgency of Mortality

I woke up this morning to learn that actor Alan Rickman died of cancer. The notice was almost the same as that of David Bowie’s; two of my heroes gone in less than a week. It didn’t really hit me until today that there will be no more music from

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