• Musings

    Photograph

    ‘So you can keep me Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans Holding me closer ’til our eyes meet You won’t ever be alone’ -Ed Sheeran I am actually playing the song ‘Photograph‘ at this very moment and as I am listening, I see images of the smiling faces that have been with me throughout my lifetime and I can’t help but think about their importance in my journey as a writer, friend, love, and family member. Every day, I receive lovely messages and I always aim to try to respond to them all, you just never know what someone else is going through. This week, leading up to April…

  • Musings

    Dear Loraine,

    In 2006, in a small mining town in northern British Columbia, Canada, I made my very first venture into the world of Journalism. I didn’t know it, but my first day on the job for Tumbler Ridge News, I would be sent with a camera, pen, and notepad to the elementary school to interview a children’s book Author. Now, normally this wouldn’t be daunting to a Journalist who has vast experience in the area of conducting an interview, but that’s not what I was hired for. I was supposed to be the Receptionist and that’s what I was emotionally prepared for when I walked into the office that day. My…

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    Hiatuses & Storms Brewing

    In the last several years while I have been building my brand, I have not ever abided by the term ‘hiatus’. In fact, when I hear the word, I cringe. Here’s why: In the entertainment industry, when anyone takes a ‘break’, it is interpreted (it seems) in several ways: the said party on the ‘break’ is either in rehab, their program has been cancelled, or there is a death. For me, there is always a negative connotation associated with the term ‘hiatus’ and it evokes the aforementioned imagery. Basically, in the entertainment industry, when you take a ‘hiatus’ of any sort, it is easily replaced with the newest, coolest, show,…