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SNOW JOKE – My creative Patreon Pages launch!

I’ve finally closed the window of my writing studio as the snow begins to fall. I’ve opened the window to my creative world, launching seven (7!) new pages of refreshed and original material. My Blog and the About pages continue to be available free to anyone, but I’m hoping to concentrate on my writing using

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Questions to build character

Composition note: It’s been years, since I lived in Winnipeg, that I took an advanced workshop class with Marina Endicott, with character building as a focus. These are questions I remember and others I’ve added. Who are you? What are you? Where are you? What do you do? What are you like? What do other

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Making it up as I go along

I’ve just finished my work on the Patreon site to enable a launch on October 1st! Relish people good people helped get me organized and online with Patreon. October 1st is Monday. Until then I will be loading content, and you’ll get a full pitch to join me on a new adventure for a small

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I Dreamed I Met Justin Trudeau

Last night I dreamed I met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an almost empty Winnipeg Hudson’s Bay building. I explained a problem about needing new shoes for my feet, one real, one fake. I wanted real shoes, perhaps not as fancy as his, but leather white-collar shoes, black, brown, no matter. Not sandals, not sneakers,

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My Daily Smog

I‘m thinking about getting it on. Anywhere, in the bedroom, sure, in the writing studio, ok, even during a writing workshop. It’s my leg, you see. I can spend from five minutes to half an hour putting it on. What was on my mind this morning was about time and space, but on the most

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MY DAILY FLOG: TODAY’S PAIN

It’s hard to explain, but my pain remains more or less the same. Three surgeries ameliorated pains in my hips (both artificial hips approaching 5th year) and in my left foot. It’s prosthetic replacement is allowing me to stand, to walk, and to sit more comfortably at my desk when I’m working. Nothing has been,

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Me – My Left Foot

I am in Bed 3, though not right now. I am doing well enough I can go home and look after myself all long weekend. The walker photo is from week before last, the end of week two. I can easily make the rounds of the rehab gym on forearm crutches, and then on Friday,

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Roommate Bed 4

Roy has a spinal injury as a result of  fall in his bathroom. He hit his head and his back, badly damaging three vertebrae requiring surgery. He and Eugene have been here in room 525 the longest.  Roy is nearly ready to go home, likely by the beginning of September. His home is in Beausejour,

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Roommates Bed 1

Dennis is in bed one, in our room 525 on the 5th floor of the Manitoba Rehabilitation Hospital on the Health Science Centre campus. His amputation is the result of “a toe infection that went crazy,” a complication of diabetes. He lives in the Birds Hill community on a small acreage with his wife of

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My (New) Left Foot

My new left foot is resisting me, or me it, more likely.  I will write down the instructions for putting it on, because I always forget something. Today my walker, my extra liner socks, and my shoe for the right foot. Those are just things, and easy to retrieve. I need them to do the

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