Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Womanvoice 2019

Inviting you to Womanvoice, a celebration of women, an event organized by Honey Novick. I will read a few poems from my book Island Lovers. My talented friend Shannon Hancocks will accompany me with her graceful interpretive dancing. Looking forward to seeing you there.

A few inspiring quotes by strong women:

We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.
Malala Yousafzai

Each time a woman steps in for herself, without knowing it possibly,
without claiming it, she stands up for all women.
Maya Angelou

Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity.
It's your place in the world; it's your life.
Dr. Mae Jemison

There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
Virginia Woolf

I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.
Simone de Beauvoir

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Authors' Afternoon with Naben Ruthnum

Inviting you to meet and chat with our guest author Naben Ruthnum. His best selling thrillers were written under his pen name Nathan Ripley. He will share his writing journey and talk about his books. It will be a thrilling afternoon for mystery lovers. See you there at this free and fun event.

Naben Ruthnum's books will not be available for purchase at the Authors' Afternoon. If you want the author to sign your books, please bring them to the event. They are available in all major bookstores.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

On a trail in Cedarvale Park

On a trail in Cedarvale park
two red leaves on colours dark
startled me with such sorrow
so vibrant and sprightly
yet lost and scattered below
on a bed of soil and weeds
they lay there touching lightly
together, apart, friend or foe
poised, radiant, unaware
of their short lives so near
thriving in the moment
they spread their glow, ardent
with no fear, they dare the future
infusing the air with sweet rapture
two red leaves left their mark
on my walk through the park

Friday, October 11, 2019

Learning and growth

The last rays of summer on a cool fall day. Leaves turning shades of gold and red are so beautiful, invigorating, yet instil a melancholic feeling, preparing us for the dormant stage of winter. Fall may seem the same each year, but the delightful change of colours always fill me with a new sense of wonder.

Still working on my short stories. Lately, reflecting on past loves coming back into people's lives, perhaps to seek the comfort of what they miss from good old times. But when they repeat the same harmful patterns that broke the relationships, and cannot meet you where you have moved on, be strong enough to let go, or guide them in their inner journey. Learning from past experiences means not repeating negative habits. The key to growth is to be truthful to yourself and each other and to be willing to change.

We tend to think that when we get older, it's impossible to change. But there is hope. Check this video. I may not agree with everything Dr. Joe Dispenza says, but I do believe in his theory that when we desire change, we can rewire thinking habits, and create new positive connections in our brain.

Wishing you wisdom and growth in your evolving relationships on this gorgeous fall day, and a very happy Thanksgiving weekend among family and friends.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Authors' Afternoon with Susan Glickman

Inviting you to an inspiring afternoon with our guest author, Susan Glickman. 
She will be reading from her books and will discuss them with us. 
As usual, this is a free event and everybody is welcome.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Abstract Art

It was dark out there, and lights were reflecting on a window that had some kind of pinkish red pigment. Condensation from a quick change of temperature formed this interesting abstract image.

When we see things from only one angle, we miss so much. If the mind is flexible, a wondrous world opens up, not only in viewing things around us, but also in seeing people's positive potentials.

See all with your heart
through the complicated mess
feel sparks of wonder

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Liter-Arti 2019

Inviting you to a fun afternoon of poetry and music.
Thrilled to be among these talented poets and songwriters.
I will read a few poems from my book Island Lovers.
Looking forward to seeing you there.

Authors' Afternoon with Chris Hercules

Please join us for an exciting afternoon with our guest writer and story teller, Chris Hercules. He is among the new generation of spoken word artists who call themselves jazz poets. His material is inspired by jazz, world events, house music, and his everyday life experiences.