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CreativeSpider
Canada (for the Interim)
Fiction & Script Writer and Editor
Interests: Film & Television, Books, Travel, Food, Challenges/Learning
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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 8 hours ago at Creative Spider 3
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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 7 days ago at Creative Spider 3
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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. . . 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
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Alliteration—ain’t it grand? What’s also grand is that you can delete posts at any time. Never done that before. Always believed that a blog—at least this one—serves a “diary”. It demonstrates development over time, reveals thoughts and musings, and perhaps (hopefully) even enlightens. Recently, I posted about Mom. It was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Not inspired this week, I kept the orbs wide open and the ears readily perked in the hopes of discovering something to post about. Nothing seemed the least bit worth sharing. Yeah, they located the lost services dog at Pearson Airport. That was ni-ice. It’s National Ice-Cream Day today. That’s... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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There are days when it seems like nothing good ever happens: politicians are grousing, people are passing the buck, road rage is all the rage, and various levels of insanity prevail. Then, you hear a lovely little story—a heartwarming 90-second piece on the news—about someone who’s doing wonderful things. And... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Recently, the Today show featured a fantastic news piece on “Best Friends Animal Society”. (There are a few, in fact, but this one featured the “BFAS” in Soho, New York.) The plan, to paraphrase the site, is to spread the word about the shelter and its efforts to lead the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Every now and then, there’s a song that sticks like Gorilla Glue®. We hear it eating breakfast, walking to work, cleaning, in our sleep and dreams. “Human” by Ragn’n’ Bone Man (Rory Charles Graham) has wrapped itself the old gray matter of late. It reminds me that, yes, I am... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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I must confess, now that I have a Wordpress blog—which, laughingly, I am still attempting to iron out—I’m not so keen on this one. It’s probably because: a) I like the fact I can so easily manipulate my WP blog compared to than this one (never mind the amazing and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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(from CBS News) Who doesn’t like a heartwarming news story? Gratefully, there have been many of late. One that sticks out, however, is the one about 11-year-old Preston Sharp. Upon visiting his grandfather’s grave in a Redding cemetery, Preston noticed that not every veteran had a flag. Not only did... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Joyce Meyer, for those not in the know, is a Christian author, speaker, and motivator. She’s been described as charismatic, among other things, and this she is, among other things. Her “Daily Devotional” posts/messages are inspirational and provide much [beneficial] food for thought. “The Log in My Eye”, posted May... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Hailing from Stratford Ontario, Teddy Payne has a number followers and not just on Facebook. People adore him. How can they not? This British gent is quite the character (stated only in the most positive way, my friend). In addition to being funny, bright, and totally charming, he’s a walking... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Here are the last details of my book tour (it’s all part of my blogging process and writing development). I netted some great reviews and wanted to share. The Connecticut Corpse Caper is the first book in the new Triple Threat Mystery series by Tyler Colins. It’s a good, solid... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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What an amazing book tour for “The Connecticut Corpse Caper” and myself. This, I owe to an amazing woman, blogger Lori Caswell (“Ecape with Dollycas into a Good Book”). What she does to coordinate these tours and promote writers is unbelievable—it’s evident she puts heart and soul into every tour.... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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One more mystery: finding info on another blogger, namely Kathy of "Cozy up with Kathy". <LOL> Nancy Drew would not be proud. What you’ll find on her fun blog are truly cozy moments—book tours and interviews, and giveaways. Kathy also goes by the name “Katreader” and there’s a list of... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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If you’ve never visited Lori Caswell’s fabulous blog, do! It’s colorful, attractive, and chocka-block full of mystery authors and books; something for everyone. Not only does this dedicated blogger provide amazing book tours (this I can attest to personally), she offers recommendations, giveaways, and “random thoughts”. I don’t know how... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Creative Spider 3