Words. They deserve infinite care. Spoken aloud, they are cast adrift and cannot be retrieved. They can buoy us up or crush a soul. I respect them for that. And fear using them a little too. Words have life and must be cared for. If they are stolen for ugly uses or careless slang or… Continue reading words…

Word Police

The Language Police strike. I read an interesting article at Daily Writing Tips and I just had to share. The article took a look at the book 'The Language Police' by Diane Ravitch. The book itself focuses on words which are no longer encouraged for textbooks. This was a partial list of words covered in… Continue reading Word Police

Power of Words

Wow, I just read an article about the new sex ed curriculum in Ontario. More specifically, it focused on the backlash against it. And as much as the article tried to be straightforward and present the facts, it is the comments following the article that blew me away. Holy moly. It boggles my mind where… Continue reading Power of Words


There are moments in our life that change us. They can sometimes be big, significant events that rock us to the core of our foundation. Conversely, they can be subtle slips of time that we don't anticipate, but spread like ripples in a lake that touches everything. Well, last week I entered a short story… Continue reading Ripples