My Dad At the Cabin

Sitting in his spot, on the couch by the window, Looking out on the lake,  Clouds hovering low, The juniper berries on the table reminiscent of the gin and tonics I mixed for him as a child, Playing bartender. Considering the rocky path leading up toward Carson Peak, To God, Or at least to theContinue reading “My Dad At the Cabin”

Sunday’s Child Reflects – Ode to Joy – Memoir

My little brother was a good sleeper. His nap time was one of my favourite times I experienced with my father when I made the trip from Vancouver to Los Angeles to see him for summer holidays. When my little brother would go down for his nap, my father would blast his tunes on hisContinue reading “Sunday’s Child Reflects – Ode to Joy – Memoir”

Writing Reflection #3: Reading Like A Writer

I started teaching in the heyday of the Writing Process.  It was all about having Post It notes accessible when you came across a great word.  I was teaching Grade 2 with many students learning English as a second or third language.  It was mostly about words and vocabulary development when they marked their books with post its.  However,Continue reading “Writing Reflection #3: Reading Like A Writer”