A Nova Scotia Artist & Author

A Nova Scotia Artist & Author

Category: Blog post

What Stands Out Now

What Stands Out Now

He used the crosswalk. Today I drove the road again, as I do several times a week. On New Year’s Eve, 2012, it was where I helped save a life. I haven’t talked about it much, but each time I see the crosswalk, I remember. […]

A Momentary Panic

A Momentary Panic

“Somebody took my wallet!” The teen girl appealed to the bustling crowd in the Chinese Pavilion at the World’s Fair. “Help me!” A few raised eyebrows were the only reply. In less than a moment, the wallet was found – in her other hand. Panic […]

A Conundrum…

A Conundrum…

The rawness grips my insides, branding Jude’s death on my heart all over again. With my pulse throbbing like a ticking bomb, I wonder if his loss will forever be imprinted in my DNA, marking me as broken.  I have this story underway. I’m not […]

A Simple Road

A Simple Road

The photo accompanying this post is of a road I travel every year – a road near a place of many memories. This snapshot might imply the following: the climate is warm, the terrain is gentle, and the area is peaceful. At times, all of […]

Thoughts on Writing What You Know

Thoughts on Writing What You Know

I’m an observer of human behaviour – a detective of motive, consequences, and choices. Puzzling out the “why” is important to me. This part of my own character has served me well as an educator and may explain my love of solving mysteries. If I […]

The Whole Story – Character

The Whole Story – Character

One day after recess, Greg*, a kindergarten student, approached me and said, “Sam hit me.” “Really?” I replied. As surprised as I was that Sam would do this, I needed to act. Greg’s behavior often needed intervention and it was important that he felt the […]