Many people have stated that along their career paths, others have tried to discourage them. Telling them they are not good enough, not great enough and will never make it. So many people have been wrong as success is truly within YOU. I’m glad I didn’t listen to that nasty, horrible, career destroying person. I listened to me and the encouragement from other professionals. Listen to you! You know what’s best for you! You know YOU!!!
Blah, Blah, BLAH! All I hear is, I want, I want, I WANT! I understand that everything is out of sorts. It’s a crazy time in the world. We are talking about THE WORLD. This is not just affecting sweet little you; it’s everyone who lives on this planet. And…
If you manage to find a way off of it, LET US ALL KNOW!
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4 Spring & Summer Creative Writing Courses For You!
Join an Online ZOOM Creative Writing Class with THE CUMMINGS CENTRE.
From the comforts of your home, take an online writing course this Spring & Summer. Let’s get your creativity flowing!
LIT 376 – Write About It – Wednesdays, April 28 – June 2, 1-2:30 pm, 6 Classes.
LIT 376-01 – Write About It – Wednesdays, June 9 & 16, 1-2:30 pm, 2 Classes.
LIT 376-02 – Write About It – Wednesdays, August 4 – 25, 1-2:30 pm, 4 Classes.
LIT 302 – Get Started Writing! – Beginners Course – Mondays, June 7- 28, 11 am – 12:30 pm, 4 Classes
Course Registration starts Monday, April 12, 2021
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LOVE, LOVE ME DO…
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU,
I’LL ALWAYS BE TRUE to JDRF,
SO, PLEASE… LOVE ME DO!
It’s Spring and you know what that means? It’s time to launch the annual…..
2021 JDRF WALK TO CURE DIABETES CAMPAIGN!!!
Please help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation raise funds to support research in curing Type One Diabetes.
I need to mention how good accomplishment feels. It’s sort of like a pat on the back someone gives you, but even better. This feeling comes from within yourself. You did it! It’s your rodeo! You moved the mountain! You did yourself good! Truly the only person you need to please is yourself and you did. Big bravo to you!
You know the kind of friend I am talking about. The friend who listens with intent to everything you say. You know she’s not looking at her phone when you are talking to her. She’s simply listening to every word. The friend who doesn’t judge you in anyway. You can rant and rave, complain and curse and lose your mind completely screaming about everything. Still, this friend remains quiet and agrees regardless of their personal perspective. The neutral gear in your cog.
After my face went flush, I came up with a better response to her announcement. I said, “I don’t want to be bound to a battery and dependent on electricity. I’m a visual person. I need to SEE my life on paper. I need to use my pen. I need to make a connection with my pen on paper. I need to LOVE, MY PAPER!”
Concordia University – Online Zoom Class.
Centre for Continuing Education – Course Code: CEJN 134.
Memoirs aren’t just for people in the final chapters of their lives.
If you’re old enough to be in this course, you’ve lived through a lot. I’m sure you have a story that’s interesting & unique. From the comforts of your home, let’s write it in a creative way.
April 8 – June 10, Thursdays 18:00-21:00 p.m.
There are many ways to give your body the relaxation it craves for. Do you have a Relaxation Toolbox? I do and it’s filled with tricks of the trade for ultimate peaceful comfort.
“Hear All About It!” “Hot Off the Press!” “Scandals and Rascals!” Those were the anthems of the corner newspaper boys. How is the news going to jump off the screen and grab your attention? Perhaps computer screens need to be 3-D like the newspaper boys?
Over many years, nature lessons have been passed down to me. The angle of the sun, the birds, animal behavior, trees and plant changes are much better predictors of seasons than the calendar.
The calendar states that on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 spring will begin. That is the official date. However, spring has already begun for me on February 4th, 2021. The birds told me so. I also went to check the buds on my Magnolia tree. The buds are swelling, another indicator spring has arrived. Next confirmation, no matter how cold it is outside, the sun is melting snow on my roof – done! Spring has sprung!
As I was walking down my drive way I noticed an unusual pattern in the snow. Although, the design was created by tire tracks, it astounded me. Two hearts were side by side facing me.
I felt this design was a message. Someone sent me a divine message of love. I am a true believer that love is love. It doesn’t matter who or what shares it, it’s genuine and beautiful. I love to be loved and I love to share love. Today, someone sent me LOVE!
I am a cross country skiing lover! Seriously, it’s my most favourite winter sport. I have been doing it since my early 20’s. The sport has everything I need, cardio exercise, arm, leg and abs workouts, fresh air, and gliding speed. It’s also very inexpensive and requires little advance planning. Sort of all the same reasons I like running too.
The only major problem with this activity is the length of season. Cross country skiing requires natural snow. Unlike downhill skiing, where artificial snow can be made to lengthen the ski season, natural snow is needed for cross country skiing.
Text: One of my crazy pet peeves is dirty winter boots. I know this seems completely ridiculous and no need to get all upset about it, but it really bugs me! During the winter in Canada outdoor boots get covered in sand, salt, slush, dirt, snow, rain, and mud. What bothers me is when someone is dressed really nicely, but their winter boots are covered in salt stains, dirt, sand, slush, and more dirt. It simply takes an occasional wipe with a wet towel to clean winter boots. It just bugs me! I clean my winter boots all the time, because I find it unsightly and that’s a pet peeve of mine. Silly, eh?
Truth be told, I don’t follow a recipe very well. Perhaps it’s my need to improvise all the time? Maybe it’s the methodical time involved in carefully following the steps? Maybe I just can’t “FOLD IN THE CHEESE?” Although, this week my son said, “Ma! You made a fantastic, the best ever Mac N’Cheese.” So, perhaps I do know how to “Fold in the Cheese?”
The minute there is a cool breeze, my hat is on. It might start in mid-October and stay on until Mid-May. Even cool nights in the summer are a great time to wear a hat. Overtime I’ve become a Hat Advocate! During the Fall and Winter, even the early Spring I insisted my children wear a hat. Maybe I sound like my mother, yelling at them when they leave our home? Although my children will describe me more as a Hat Maniac now!
There seems to be a lot of trouble in the world these days. Everyday something terrible happens somewhere. Lately, there have been horrific attacks on our free society and people. How does one turn this ugly boat around? We have to dig very deep down into our souls and find something, anything which will makes us feel better. When we find this aspect of happiness, we need to harvest it, and get some good groove on.
Thinking back to Youngin-Sue, Newton’s Third Law of Motion which states that ‘for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction’, did not apply to me. NOW, the theory applies to every angle of my body! Today I see myself as Newton’s Cradle. You move one side and the other side moves. Specifically the peripheral parts!
Talk about excitement, when I heard we were doing the fitness test in gym class, I nearly lost my mind. I’m not a competitive person with anyone else except for myself. Every year I tried my best to earn the Award of Excellence. I wanted it so badly. I wanted to be the fittest I could be. Problem was I just couldn’t get through the Flexed Arm Hangs test.
Come take a fabulous Online Zoom writing course with me this winter from the comforts of your own home!
CREATIVE NON-FICTION – CEJN 122 at Concordia University – Centre for Continuing Education
January 19 – March 23, 2021 – Tuesdays 6:00-9:00 p.m. 10 classes.
Let’s warm up to creativity and write our hearts out.
Not everything in print is black and white. Nuance, personal point of view and interpretation can all colour creative non-fiction, the form used in personal essays, reportages and the like. In this course, you’ll use close observation of real events to explore techniques of the genre like narrative structure, character development, scene-setting and dialogue. Most of all, you’ll focus on developing vision, your creativity and your personal voice, which are all essential to capturing your reader’s attention.
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Concordia – CCE Course Information