Celebrating My Accomplishments Pandemic Clean-Up: Post 5

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After a near-drowning at age 5, I was always a little fearful of water as a child. Canadian summers are hot, though, and my mother – likely glad to have us out of her hair for awhile – always encouraged my sister and I to head over to the local outdoor swimming pool with our friends. I was not a very good swimmer, but I spent many happy summer days paddling around that little pool with my friends. Just thinking about those days brings back to mind the sharp reek of chlorine, the delicious feel of sun on our skin and the muted din of dozens of kids shrieking, laughing and simultaneously calling out to their friends. Continue reading “Celebrating My Accomplishments Pandemic Clean-Up: Post 5”

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Pandemic Clean-Up: Post 2

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I think I have known that I wanted to be a writer since I was in Grade 2. Continue reading “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Pandemic Clean-Up: Post 2”

The Collector

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When her son was born, she carefully documented each milestone. Continue reading “The Collector”