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Social Media from Scratch – it’s rather like dating for your business!

When I launched my copywriting business, the message was loud and clear—get your butt on social media.  The overwhelming opinion smacking me full in the face (open palmed) was that a savvy social media presence was no longer an option, it was a business requirement.  And businesses that weren’t jumping on the chuck wagon?  Were […]

By |January 26th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER?

I remember when I was just knee-high to a grasshopper…
Bloody hell, don’t start your writing like that! Begone cliché! You are not invited to this party. Don’t worry, we’ll talk about (aka vilify) clichés soon enough. Not to mention, it makes me sound like an 80-year-old with a tight-enough-to-pull-my-puckered-skin-smooth, librarian-grade hair bun.  In my future?  […]

By |January 3rd, 2014|Musings|2 Comments

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS AS A SINGLE

The Christmas season can be tough on a single.  There is this buzz in the air of romance and magic.  Nearly every Christmas special on TV includes a pair of lost souls finding each other and falling madly in love.  And the current Christmas songs?  Yep, so many of them are all about love:
·         All […]

By |December 18th, 2013|Life in Victoria, Musings|3 Comments

DREAM CHASING — FEEDING YOUR APPETITE FOR A LIFE WORTH LIVING

You know that clichéd phrase “live like you were dying”?  Over time it has lost some of its impact.  When you hear it, does it make you stop and contemplate?  Or does your mind move past it as easily as if someone had said “nice weather today”? 
I work in a doctor’s office as my […]

By |December 8th, 2013|Musings|0 Comments

Life’s experiences — the good, the bad and the ugly (aka assholes)

We have all experienced assholes.  At work.  Socially.  While shopping for a package of toilet paper.    
Heck, every now and again, maybe we’ve even been one. 
But you recognized it, reined it in, and apologized — right?  Of course you did.  That’s the difference between acting like an asshole, and being an asshole. 
Because basically you’re […]

By |November 25th, 2013|Musings|0 Comments

THE HUNTER OF MONTI

I’m not fond of hunters at the best of times.  Really?  You like to kill animals for sport?  Seems pretty twisted to me.  But, I digress…  This story is about a completely different type of hunter.  Wild animals are not his prey.  Female tourists are.  His weapons?  The beautiful Italian language, red wine, and a […]

By |November 6th, 2013|Travel|0 Comments

Food and Wine – Two of the Great Pleasures of Italy (and Life!)

When I am preparing to travel to Italy, I start to experience that tingle of anticipation well in advance. You know what is coming if you’ve been there. Not only are you going to be exposed to amazing history around every corner, you’ll experience a lifestyle that is the polar opposite of North America. It’s […]

By |October 24th, 2013|Travel|0 Comments

THE SLOW SEDUCATION OF ROME

I arrived in Rome sleep deprived and slightly disoriented.  The area around Termini is not the prettiest, and is surrounded by rather dodgy looking restaurants and “illegals” lining the sidewalks, selling every sundry item from purses to scarves to cell phone covers.  Rome’s charm does not reveal itself immediately.  You must spend a little time […]

By |October 8th, 2013|Travel|0 Comments

In Roma

As you may or may not know, i decided to travel to Italy this summer to study Italian. Strike one thing off the bucket list because here i am!
On arriving in Roma, i am assaulted by sounds, sights, and heat. although it is past the worst of summer, it is still caldissimo. I was so […]

By |August 30th, 2013|Travel|0 Comments

Unforgettable moments in Italy

Have you ever felt a connection to a place that is far away from where you were born?  Do you sometimes feel like some core part of you recognizes this new place, that deep in your soul, you must somehow know this place as more than just a place you’ve visited?   
I have been to […]

By |July 11th, 2013|Travel, Uncategorized|0 Comments