Mañana, mañana…

I know I promised posts about the Guatemala trip, but its going to be a little bit before I can put them together. The truth is, I’m still struggling to put into thoughts, put into words, what it is that I experienced while down there.   The easiest way I can describe how I’ve felt since my return is numb …

Today, Let’s Talk

If you live in Canada, and your cell phone provider is Bell, then today, you have a chance to make a difference.   If you know someone in your contact list who is a Bell user, you too have the chance to make a difference.   Today is Bell’s Let’s Talk day, in support of Mental Health awareness. For every …

Remember..

Remember the men and women who gave up all they had and died with nothing, so that we could have everything.   Remember the men and women who fought not because they believed in the war, but because they had no choice.   Remember the men and women, who did what they did for their families and the future of …

Poppies Are Not a Fashion Statement

I don’t know about the rest of you, but Remembrance Day is big deal in my eyes. Whether or not you agree with the wars, or the idea of sending our men and women out to fight, the fact remains that hundreds of thousands of men and women have died over the years to ensure that we keep our freedom, …

I’d be lying if I said that day meant nothing to me…

This post is belated by two days. I’m sure I don’t need to explain to any of you what this post is about, or the significance of that date.   I never thought I would have trouble pouring out the swirling thoughts and emotions regarding September 11 and it’s ten year anniversary, but I was wrong. I sat down to …

Are you a fan of Jesus?

I was listening to the radio the other morning, and the morning show host brought up this new ‘campaign’ that is being launched by some prominent Christians called ‘Not a fan‘.   Their idea is that they are followers of Jesus, not fans, because fans, like sports fans, are fickle and fall off the bandwagon. Personally, I disagree. So did …

A country in mourning…

This is a little belated, but I wanted to make sure that I knew exactly what I wanted to say before I wrote it.   As some of you may have heard, one of Canada’s political leaders, Jack Layton of the NDP (New Democratic Party) passed away on Monday morning.   Normally, Canadians aren’t affected that greatly by the death …

As if you guys needed more proof that I am the coolest…

The official, verified Star Wars and Lucasfilm Twitter account officially acknowledged my existence yesterday by retweeting one of my tweets.   I’m kind of in fangirl heaven right now.   And hey, who knows, now that they know I exist, maybe that’s just one step closer to becoming an official Star Wars novelist.   Either way. I am officially the …

d.u.t.y. rocks Battle of the Bands

Going to a concert, there are three things that determine whether or not the performance is worth it – stage presence, crowd connection and sound. A performance without stage presence is bland. It lacks the adrenaline that makes a concert the exciting thing that it is. A band should not only look like they are confident and well put together, …