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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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Writing

Dark Winter Lighting Up the August Path

August is finally here and it is going to be an amazing writing month for me! It begins with the honour of having 2 of my poems in the incredible Dark Winter Literary Magazine! The poems show a very different... Continue Reading →

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 →

An Old Cloak

I find myself adrift between an old life and a new one, wishing for reinvention and fearing the dark corners of my heart will be discovered, laid bare against the startling landscape. I always manage to sully what is beautiful,... Continue Reading →

Holding onto the Rain (Part 1)

I have been putting a lot of pressure on myself, feeling like this post should be epic, an explosive expression of my feelings and the unparalleled beauty of this country I now call home. But, the words are pale and... Continue Reading →

Into the Center of the Kaleidoscope

To begin with the obvious, this year has been challenging, painful, demoralizing and heartbreaking. It has also been joyful and illuminating, an adventure and a dream come true. Some days, I feel guilty for the good stuff, for feeling true... Continue Reading →

A Vibrant Whirlwind

I feel as if I am caught up in a vibrant whirlwind, a state of elation and disbelief. To have my words out in the world, to see my book in the hands of people I care about, is a... 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 →

Where Sound Disappears

As I prepare for my reading on July 14th, I thought I would post the final recorded poem from the series originally published in The Writing DisorderPoetry. If you are a writer who is interested in submitting your work to... Continue Reading →

Darkness and Light and “Things My Mother Left Behind”

In just 6 days, my debut poetry collection, "Things My Mother Left Behind", (from Potter's Grove Press), will be officially out in the world. My heart and mind, my secrets and fears, will be in the hands of friends, and... Continue Reading →

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