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Stories From the Edge of Blindness

In 2002, Retinitis Pigmentosa changed my life. This is my story of a slow approach to darkness.

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The Unstoppable Suzanne Craig Whytock

Suzanne Craig Whytock, is, in a word, Amazing. She is one of the most talented and prolific writers I have ever known, with incredible range and a beautifully bizarre mind! I discovered Suzanne through her humour blog, My Dang Blog,... Continue Reading →

Book Launch and Poetry Reading

I know that Tuesday will be here sooner than I can imagine, that I will be holding a copy of my book in my hands, reading poems from it's pages, still feeling as if it is all happening to someone... Continue Reading →

“Things My Mother Left Behind” Available for Pre-Order

I am sitting in my very quiet writing space, typing this in a state of simultaneous disbelief and total joy. I am thrilled beyond the sky to announce that my book, "Things My Mother Left Behind", is available for pre-order,... Continue Reading →

A Small Detour

If you are familiar with my blog, then you know I have been posting a new series of recorded poems, starting with my publications in 2015, which came after a lengthy hiatus.  I am going to continue with the older... Continue Reading →

2 of 3 Poems

I am super happy that Anapest Journal has accepted 3 of my poems.  The first was published yesterday and the second is out today.  It is called Sleep and Squalor.

Sidlak Poetry

Sidlak poetry (sid/lak) is a structured poetry consisting of 5 lines with 3-5-7-9syllables AND A COLOR. The last line must be a COLOR that describes the whole poem or the feelings of the writer. I just learned about Sidlak poetry... Continue Reading →

Vigor in my Stride

I have often lived on the darker side of things, turned toward sadness and despair, wrapped myself in a cloak of sorrow.  I know that this way of living and thinking is simply part of the way I am made,... Continue Reading →

First Love

"Stories from the Edge of Blindness" was my first real foray into writing non fiction.  I decided that I wanted to tell my story in a different way, but to this day I struggle with it. It isn't the kind... Continue Reading →

Writing Sample Part 4 – Surrender

It’s impossible to think about going blind without thinking about loss.  When you have a degenerative disease like RP, the loss comes in unpredictable bursts that steal pleasures and pluck freedom from disappearing fingers.  In the weeks just after my... Continue Reading →

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