Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Seeking Writing Words of Wisdom

Photo credit: Thor via flickr cc
Ah! The life of a writer. Up in the middle of the night with a brilliant idea. Write it up quickly before the muse leaves, spend a few minutes cleaning it up in the morning, and send the masterpiece off to an eager, waiting publisher. Spend the rest of the day partying with friends and waiting for the next great idea.

As if! Writing is hard, lonely work. Sometimes the ideas don't come. Sometimes they come, but are half-baked and you don't know how to finish cooking them. Write and re-write and re-write and still the prose is awkward. Rejection after rejection. It is easy to get discouraged. So you turn to other writers for inspiration.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Hopping On and Off Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi

water taxi

Fort Lauderdale, Florida has plenty for a visitor to see and do, but if you only have a day there prior to boarding a cruise ship, what should you choose to see? I spent my day on the water taxi, hopping on and off at stops along the way. It was an excellent way to get a glimpse of the city.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Time To Head North

Like the Canada goose my husband saw flying overhead last week, it is time for this Canadian snowbird to begin the flight north. After five months in Mesa, Arizona, my husband and I are preparing to begin the drive back home to Manitoba. My feelings are mixed.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Six East Mesa Eating Experiences

After several vacations and two full winters in Mesa, Arizona, I've discovered a few favourite eating locations. The restaurants below offer good food and fun times.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014


Last month I wrote a post about the impact of book covers on your reading choices. This month I am thinking about titles.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

If you want a break from the bright lights and noise of Las Vegas's man-made wonders, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, a few miles west of Las Vegas, showcases the wonders of nature.

The 195,819 acre area within the Mojave Desert offers hiking, recreation opportunities, beautiful scenery and a chance to explore the geology and vegetation of the desert.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Your Active 55+ Experience: Things You May Need


I have just spent over four months wintering in an "active 55+" community in Mesa, Arizona. I've enjoyed the time and I've learned something about things you "should" have to make the most out of life in this type of setting.