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Canada (for the Interim)
Fiction & Script Writer and Editor
Interests: Film & Television, Books, Travel, Food, Challenges/Learning
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Numerous people claim angels exist. Certainly, I’ve always dreamed of meeting one, but never thought it possible. In the last few weeks, I’ve encountered three—or rather they happened upon me. If you’ve followed my blog, you know 2017 was a pretty taxing year for yours truly. No vacation or time-off... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Creative Spider 3
To push [one’s] button can mean to: purposely annoy or aggravate to trigger a [desired] response intentionally needle another person without reason deliberately erode someone’s patience calculatedly exploit someone’s weaknesses, or sexually be attracted to someone. And then, of course, there’s to deliberately push a button (a switch)—such as certain... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
Time is (has always been) a fascination of mine. It moves quickly. “Now”—the true present—is merely a blink, a quick breath, before it evolves into the past. The future is always before us; it never truly is. 2017 was a so-so year. Okay, it was a crappy year, I readily... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
In a few hours 2017 will be another year ended, a memory. We’ll be wishing each other a fantastic New Year and [fervently] hoping it will indeed prove a good one. Surprisingly, I’m not alone in viewing 2017 as a trying year. Numerous year-end posts offer a vast gamut of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Yay (!) to another year coming to pass . . . one that was filled with trials and challenges, growth and progression. Yay (!) to an upcoming New Year . . . one [undoubtedly] filled with more of the same. <LOL> It’s all good! If Life threw no curveballs, how... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
This week a Christian friend provided a bit of [a much needed] talking to. No need to go into details, but one thing she did state: “stop being bitter”. I’d never viewed myself as bitter. Now and again, I can prove resentful, yes. Sometimes I’m (very) sad, yes. Frustrated on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Okay, I don’t usually promote a company or product, or anything like that. That’s not the intent of this blog. That said, I have to commend Amazon for awesome service. Whenever I have an issue—and no, it’s not often—the CSR resolves it (more than) satisfactorily. Other companies rank far from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
It’s hard keeping up with social media. Maybe it’s just an age thing. I’m sure those born into the era of computers deal with it just fine. Finally got on Instagram. I’d heard it was for photos and vids, so I’d steered clear (my life’s been, and is, kinda in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
I’ve been talking to God a lot. I’m not sure He’s actually listening, though my Christian friends would declare that He most certainly is. The important thing is I’m sharing my thoughts and emotions, pain and turmoil. It feels good to purge. That intermittent, pitiful why-me-God? tone and attitude, however,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Traveled back in time the other night. Like, 30+ years. Watched a show from the early 80s. The plot: band wars in a grotty LA bar. The “bad guys” were in a punk band (they didn’t sound half bad, LOL) while the “good guys" (uh, gal) belonged to a new... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Another year and another day to pay tribute to those courageous, selfless men and women who served/serve their country. Truly, though, we should honor them all year round. Whenever I see a troop, I feel honored, even emotional. That these individuals are ready to give up their lives to help... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
silence = stillness = peace Silence is golden. So the saying goes. Sometimes it’s good to be quiet. To not voice concerns, regrets, anger, or resentment. Sometimes it’s fine to simply give over. Not up. Just over. On occasion you have to step away, wave “time out”, not chastise or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
It’s proven interesting week. Something good did happen—I made a new friend. Funny, just when you believe things truly will never change, that agreeable/wonderful incidents or events only happen to others, something pleasant transpires: you connect with someone. Maybe this friendship won’t go further than a movie night or chats/coffees... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
waffling = vacillating = being evasive wavering = faltering = whiffle waffle/ing I’ve kinda been in two headspaces lately—one where I’m waffling (sticking my head in the sand and hoping, because I can’t see anything, it’s not there) and one where I’m faltering and fumbling, and whiffle-waffling (like being on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
dormancy = inactivity = time-out It’s not a bad thing, dormancy. It . . . simply is. Life with Mom continues. Nothing has changed. I’ll confess there’s the odd day I want to smash my head into a brick wall because I simply can’t stand the monotony of having to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Some curious facts about Canadian Thanksgiving, which occurs a few weeks before that of our American friends . . . The first North-American Thanksgiving celebration took place in Canada (Newfoundland, to be precise). It was 1578 when English explorer Martin Frobisher decided to give thanks for safe arrival in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Wow. Not like me to miss a weekend Typepad post. Must have really been unfocused. <LOL> Ah well. As the saying goes, better late than never. A week and a bit have gone by and all appears okay. Mom’s back is bothering her again, but not every day, so this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
to accept = to accede, undertake, bear, shoulder The ongoing journey re my mom is less stressful and emotional this week. Yay! I met with our doctor, who provided some solid advice. The main take-away: you must accept the situation for what it is. Once you accept, you’re going with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Is it beginning? Or ending? Ah, that is the question. Whether t’is . . . okay, just kiddin’. Kinda. A wee while ago I posted about my mom, then deleted the post because I had decided it was negative. Then I realized, courtesy of others (like Joyce Meyer) who’ve had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Life is filled with storms. There are personal ones: separations and divorces, passings, job losses, moves to unknown places and uncertain times, inner doubts and emotional upheaval. Then there are physical ones: tempests and downpours, hurricanes and gales, tornadoes and typhoons, to name a few. Whether personal or physical, the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Missionary Evangelist Mark Davy (Global Harvest Ministries) is a man on a mission: to save souls across the globe. For over three decades, he has preached about salvation, healing and restoration and this past weekend, the congregation at Evangel Temple was blessed to hear him speak. Like others, I was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Here’s offering praise for all the good things on this fine, fall-like August day, such as a: brilliant apricot sun subtle, tickling breeze good morning workout new pair of sneakers that fit oh-so comfortably favorite (comfort-food) lunch stroll through the park sparrow’s cheery cheep-cheep nimble squirrel soaring like a parasail... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
When we can’t trust or keep faith in the folks in blue, it's a very sad day. Negative posts I try to avoid, though as of late, I’ve written a few, primarily related to me. Politics and world affairs aside, however, there’s a disturbing news story that’s hard to ignore.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Being happy or sounding cheerful and positive isn’t always easy, particularly when you perceive your days/life to be routine, stagnant, uneventful and/or dull. Confession: I’m referring to myself. Being optimistic can prove a challenge. There are times when I feel like imploding. “Enough already”, I want to shriek, and occasionally... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
. . . for Neema’s 16-member Children Choir from Uganda. This talented traveling chorus have been entertaining at various churches and venues across Canada this year. The children, ranging between 8 and 16 years of age, have stunningly beautiful, compelling smiles. Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra stated: he who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Creative Spider 3