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It is an odd thing to reach into quiet, into an absence, long unsure of what may be found. Many days passed, and more significantly, many words unwritten.   Time to begin anew.   Writing again after a long hiatus is like setting foot on a rope bridge for the first time. Feels shaky, yet […]

Where do business and blogging intersect?

A couple of nights ago I took part in a really interesting discussion exploring the relationship between business and blog.  Why should business owners blog?  What might the benefits be?  Where to start? I was a panelist for an event with Crave Calgary, along with two talented locals:  cookbook author and writer, Julie Van Rosendaal […]

How to build engagement on Twitter

Twitter engagement – is it really all that elusive? I was asked by someone recently to share some thoughts on social media, especially Twitter, in the hopes that I would pass along a little advice or a few suggestions.  One of the biggest pieces of advice I gave struck me as funny to say out […]

And life overflows

So this weekend has been full of warm fuzzies. I’m all the more convinced I know the best people.  Why?  Well, first I got news that I’d been nominated for a Canadian Family Readers’ Choice award!  A challenge was put out to attendees at a recent conference, and I decided to submit.  I feel appreciative […]

Where all the words went…

Taking part in SOC (Stream of Consciousness) Sunday: It’s funny how our minds work.  I’ve been doing some thinking about this blog, and my writing, and feeling badly that I haven’t been taking the time to write here.  And my mind turns that into “I haven’t been writing much, I should fix that.” But the […]