I hope you enjoy Part Two of The Spring Series – Do What You Love & Love What You Do. Three beautiful, interesting women. Three different perspectives. Three creative, innovative, and passionate women. Whether it’s a smile in a scoop, a feeling of love and beauty from a great haircut, or the sharing of passionate advice, these incredible women provided us with a real path for passion and balance.
5 bucks gets you a small meal. 5 bucks will get you some place, not too far. 5 bucks will get you a beer. 5 minutes will let you snooze. 5 minutes late gives you a grace period. 5 minutes early gives you a moment to relax. Dinner for 5 might get you a round table. I’ll call you back in 5 minutes is polite. A 5 minute hug is priceless!
Welcome to The 2019 Spring Series!
Do What You Love & Love What You Do
This series is devoted to women who totally love the work they do. Each article features three women, from three different professions, describing what they do and why they love it. Each woman was interviewed using the same questions, notably some of the responses are similar and some are very different. Highlighted are interesting challenges, insights, and passions each women share. I hope you will enjoy this series as much as I have creating it.
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. You have a story that’s unique, one that deserves to be written for posterity… or maybe for a publisher with an audience eager to learn from your experiences. Either way, this is your chance to read and write in the memoir genre. By the end of the course, you’ll have one polished, publication-ready piece of non-fiction, narrative autobiography. And that’s something to tell the world about.
Dates: April 4 to June 6, 2019 – Thursdays 6:00 – 9:00 pm
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At a recent dinner, I noticed that the dining table surface suddenly included many cellular phones. Each dinner guest placed their cell phone next to their cutlery. During the dinner, these cell phones received frequent glances and for some, the messaging was constant. The questions to iSelf was, “Who are these virtual guests at our dining table? Who is communication with you? Why is this happening, now?”
I looked at the glass and said, “This glass is totally full!” All my students were shocked by my answer. Instead of explaining my response, I went around the classroom again and asked each student if they considered my glass to be half empty, half full or totally full. None of the students could figure out why the glass was completely full to me, when it was clearly half filled with water. Then we had a full discussion about perspective.
SPRING REGISTRATION HAS SPRUNG!!! Get Your Creative Juices Flowing! Come take a creative writing course with me at The Cummings Center – Le Centre Cummings. Registration opens Monday, March 18th, 2019 – WRITE ABOUT IT – LIT 376. Wednesdays (6 Sessions) May 1 to June 6, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Limited registration, so don’t wait! www.cummingscentre.org
WRITER’S WORKSHOP: Be Insprited To Write Your Famous Quotes – LIT 300 “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Come share a box of chocolates with us and share your favourite quotes. Chit chat, snack and write about your perspective. Tuesday April 30, 1 – 3 pm • 1 session. Registration opens Monday, March 18. Limited space so don’t wait.
SPRING IS HERE!!!! So….Let’s have some fun! Occasionally, I have written messages on my friend’s driveways using street chalk. Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on your half-marathon! Happy Birthday to you! I suppose no one can escape my childish escapades. Sometimes I wonder if I am simply immature for my age? I hope I am.
The official launch of my JDRF 2019 Fundraising Campaign. DOMI a Favour! MAX your donation to JDRF! This year Montreal Canadiens hockey player Max Domi and I are Teammates to Cure Diabetes! Together we will make Type One – Type None. Please consider making a donation to JDRF to further research into curing Diabetes.
Some people might be offended by my casual usage of colourful words. I find most words, even curse words, have a particular value in language. However, there are a few personal exceptions.
Yes, that was me, the David Cassidy singing gal skiing up and down tracks 2 and 6 with a smile on my face. But, I wasn’t alone. I was with so many other skiing enthusiasts, smiling and enjoying the gift of pristine fresh winter snow in February. This is love! On the mountain I heard other statements I can better relate to such as, “Le meilleur jour pour skier. It doesn’t get better than this. El perfecto day. It’s a beauty out there; you’re gonna to love it!”
After I photographed the image, I just stood there and looked at it. I tried to figure out in what direction a car has to travel in order to create this design. The logic of how to create these tracks didn’t astound me as much as my questions of, “Why now? Why me? By whom?” I felt this design was a message. Someone sent me a divine message of love.
Here is my challenge for you this week before Valentine’s Day. Look beyond the conventional gifts to celebrate your love for someone. Buy a blank card or make a card. Write what you feel. What you really feel inside. Like, “I think about you all day long and then I have to work around that.” Or, “Ya know, you’re a pain in the ass, Butt I miss that when you’re not around.” Or, use the words from the title and print them on a cute t-shirt!
The apples in this store actually taste like apples from the orchard. They are fruity in a perfume kind of way. I go out of my way to buy my fruit and vegetables there. However, I seriously need to mention this now, the store smells of spices that sometimes makes me gag!
Next to me at the base of the hill was a much younger girl. She had music blaring in her ears as she ran on the tips of her toes. We both needed to stop at the base as there was a red stop light. Once the light turned green, it was as though we were racing to get to the top. She bolted out of the gate determined to beat me. I had the one thing she didn’t have, experience. Although, she had the one thing I didn’t have, youth.
You might have friends which you are able to share a total balance of conversation with. I call it, “converfriendsation”. It’s the perfect flow of conversation with a friend. I speak, she speaks, I speak, she speaks, etc… It’s like the tick-tock of a grandfather clock. Are you able to tick-tock with a friend?
So this happened…I bumped into an old boyfriend. We dated over 30 years ago. He still looks pretty good. Me? Not so much. It’s best for me to keep my thick coat on! We got to talking about this and that…
At dinner that night, my father asked us what we were going to do to give back to the world. He stated that today was filled with blessings. So, what was our plan to give back? I wasn’t sure. I told him I was going to think about it. A few days passed and I thought about a way to give back. It was called, “Give an egg. Sell an egg.” I heard of kids doing this so I thought I would give it a try. This is how it works…
You would think my existence could get boring. Not for me. I like the expected repetition. I like schedules, familiarity, and consistency. I like to know what I can expect.