After months and months of planning, I have officially launched my 2018 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Fundraising campaign! It’s a really big deal for me. I have been involved with JDRF since its inception. Somewhere well over 35+ years ago, I participated in their first ever JDRF Bike-a-thon event. I haven’t stopped raising funds for this cause as a cure has not been found. Until a cure for diabetes is found, I won’t stop. I don’t think I can stop unless we obtain our goal. It’s got to come soon because I’m cranking up there in the age zone.
Happy Passover, Happy Easter and Happy Everything!
Please enjoy my newly published poem, “Now, I Light My Candles”.
It is also in print in the Canadian Jewish News, Passover Greetings 2018 – Literary Supplement.
Enjoy with Joy!
Don’t you just love getting ‘done’ those things which have been hanging around for a long time? Ya know like, finally getting those pictures into photo albums. Funny, I don’t think people do that anymore! How’s about throwing out those stacks of old magazines? I’m not sure people buy that many magazines either. Here’s one, cleaning out those messy drawers and closets!
So, I asked some of my friends and family about their life’s balance. Specifically I asked, Do you have a balance in your life? If you do or don’t, briefly explain it to me. Every friend had a different perspective on their life’s balance. Here are their responses…
Written in blessed memory of my beloved father, Seymour Reisler
I was quite young when I knew what I wanted to be. The first person I wanted to be was a ballerina! I wanted to be a ballerina so badly. I studied ballet when I was a child. I loved and presently love to watch ballerina’s dance. I still toe out all the time. My Yoga Guru Gal Dorit constantly tells me to align my feet in a parallel form, I can’t do it. I’m always in a natural first position.
How in the world am I supposed to remember my pin number? It’s not like I have only one. I have many and on a given day I need to access quite a few numbers. My memory isn’t as great as it used to be. Actually, it sucks! Can I blame this and everything else on menopause?
Let your creativity blossom this Spring! Be it a personal essay, creative fiction, poetry or any other writing genre, do it in a fun, stimulating and creative way!
Where: Le Centre Cummings
When: April 25 to May 30th, 6 sessions, 1-3 pm
It’s official, my 2018 JDRF Fundraising Campaign has been launched! This is my campaign slogan, “IT’S ALL ABOUT THE GOAL!” For over 30 years I have participated in an annual fundraising campaign for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Each year I send out letters to my sponsors informing them of my participation in the WALK to Cure Diabetes event. Read all about it!!!
This Spring, I will be teaching the course, Creative Non-Fiction – CEJN 122. Starting April 3 – June 5, Tuesdays – 6:00-9:00 pm.
Click on the link below and register at Concordia University.
Let’s get our creativity to blossom this Spring!
“Dear, don’t bother holding your tongue. Just use a glue stick instead of your lipstick.”
The thought of me taking a glue stick out of my purse instead of a lipstick would be hysterical. I might just use this as a prop one night when I’m out with my girlfriends.
Sometimes not speaking and listening more intently is the best and safest approach to being. You can never be misquoted from what you don’t say!
I waited with the Green team’s fastest girl. I wouldn’t talk to her even though she was my bunk mate. I knew I was going to beat her. I was thinking of all the things I was going to say when I ran passed her. I was reciting these lines in my head, “See ya Sugar! Bye Bye Birdie! Catch ya later! Smell my wind! Eat my dust!
At first, my diary was a place to put all my confusing adolescent thoughts. Where else was I able to say, “I’m a freak! I’m so in love with Lee Majors, Fonzie and Elvis all at the same time.” Or, “I don’t know why my left boob is bigger than my right boob.” Or, “My F+*#kin English teacher, she’s such a…”
Whoever sent the message, IT HAS BEEN RECEIVED! I felt the love. Sometimes you don’t know how it happens, it just does. You need to believe in the spirit of love as it is all around us.
He opened the door and I closed my eyes and started a countdown in my mind. 50… la la la … 49… la la la … 48… la la la … I got to around 45 when I realized the palms of his hands were in fact godly.
My Grandmother Sadye would be offended if we used the word hate. She would say, “Don’t say hate. Just say, I despise it intensely.”
As a writer, I tend to make up a lot of words. I also use the words that I make up. “Simblissity” is one of those words. It means to enjoy the simple pleasures of life in a blissful way.
So, here I am in the grocery store and I need to buy orange juice, but I can’t! I can’t decide which kind of orange juice is best for us. These are my choices: Orange juice with pulp, some pulp, no pulp, some calcium, added iron, added fiber, 50% less calories, low acid, organic, extra pulp, tangerine only, mixed blend, etc… Help!!! This was really confusing, so I went for the basic — original blend.
That’s when he simply said, “It’s your rodeo…own it! Make it yours. You decide how you want it done. You’re the expert. You make the calls. This isn’t your first rodeo. Put on your big boy boots, cowboy hat and get into the ring!” I thought, yaaaa, he’s right! …It is my rodeo. That’s right, Sue…IT’S MY RODEO! IT’S MY FRICKEN RODEO!!!!!
Le Centre Cummings Center
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WRITE ABOUT IT – LIT-276
Wednesdays, January 24 – February 28, 2018, 1-3 p.m.
Be it a personal essay, creative fiction, poetry or any other writing genre, do it in a fun, stimulating and creative way. Have a creative winter!!!
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