“A Monarch Butterfly”

I am going to unashamedly promote my “Just Thinking” book of poetic verse! To be totally honest (why not?), this was not how this Post started, but I was browsing through some old notes and came across a comment*** from a reader of “Just Thinking”. Continue reading

“Just Thinking” & “Adrift”!

Every writer must enjoy reading good reviews about their work. Modesty aside, a lot of work and money generally goes into publishing a book, and so positive feedback makes it so worthwhile. Most writers will never see a significant income for their efforts, but the reward of just knowing that somebody, somewhere, experienced sufficient reaction to write a review … is priceless. They read the book! What more can anybody want? Continue reading

The experience of age?

It seems to me that possibly the most frustrating and soul destroying scenario would be to reach those senior years (I am already  there!), and reflect back on those dreams that were never realized, and perhaps now cannot be. Can you imagine reflecting, and confronting the reality that your priorities in life were very wrong? Continue reading

Author Bio!

Author’s introductions to their books can be interesting and, while I have an intimate relationship with my history, I thought perhaps some of you would be interested in my books intros … courtesy amazon.com

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“The Volunteer”

“Just Thinking” is a book of poetic verse, most of which are based on personal experiences, and may therefore reflect life to many readers. The book is available in eBook, paperback and hard cover formats from Friesen Press, amazon and all the other usual on-line book retailers.

In the late 1970’s, I spent just over two years as a volunteer with the Crisis Intervention Unit at Toronto East General Hospital, and this piece was written as a reflection of one particular night-shift. Continue reading

Peace.

While I  was putting the final touches to my book of poetic verse “Just Thinking” (click cover in right column for more info), I came across an invitation to submit a “peace poem”. The end result was that “My Dream” was included in the “Poets for Peace” book. Continue reading

Book! Book! Book!

Given our recent erratic weather which is culminating, as I write this, into a major snow storm accompanied (just to make it more exciting) by strong winds … Mother Nature has had/is having a high degree of influence over how I spend my time. Continue reading