The Art of Storytelling

Let me begin by saying, I'm no expert. I'm learning and I want to be better. I've read books with amazing stories that were ruined by something I couldn't let go of because, in my estimation, the reaction of the character wasn't plausible. Or a plot twist was utilized in an attempt to make the... Continue Reading →


Being purposefully audacious

Bold. Dauntless. Audacious. When these characteristics are ascribed to any person, there seems to be an inadvertent societal pressure we feel. Thoughts of our own meekness, fear, caution when it comes to our own dreams can be overwhelming. And sometimes this can result in our participation nay-saying. I've always been baffled when I find a... Continue Reading →

It’s a Celebration

It was a marathon getting to the finish line for Friday's video, but I'm so pleased that it is done and I can share it with you! The internet changed my life. I've made friends of the heart with whom I've never breathed the same air! And yet I know that if I was in... Continue Reading →

I’m on YouTube now!

I'm on YouTube! 📽 An author on YouTube is an interesting concept because of our natural tendency to use words instead of moving pictures to tell a story. However, the storyteller inside me is a performer and has been bugging me for a few years to find an outlet. When I was a teenager and young adult, I... Continue Reading →

An Anthropologist?

At what age do we learn social behaviour? I've been watching my nieces and nephews grow up and trying to figure out exactly when they edit their speech, or their behaviour in order to fit in. Surprisingly, two of my nephews seem to have taken after a younger me. We're observers, not participants. The disadvantages... Continue Reading →

Becoming a better writer

My English teachers in secondary school were shit. The only ones I remember were Mrs. M because she confiscated something from me that she eventually lost, and Mrs. K who didn't like me and caused some chaos in my life when I was a little older. That is all I remember about my English/English Lit... Continue Reading →

It’s going to be okay, right?

I left childhood many years ago, followed paths that I thought were meant to bring me success and work satisfaction, and learned skilled that were supposed to bring some kind of fulfillment. My lifelong quest has been a frantic chasing of the perfect balance between creativity and responsibility. Having someone take care of my bills... Continue Reading →

Have you heard of musicxray? It is a website powered by AI (machine learning for those who want to get technical). Musicians upload their music, which is analysed and sorted using mathematical algorithms. With a huge database of over 3 million songs, it has identified the characteristics of the ones that became hits and organized... Continue Reading →

Empathy as a virtue

Is this a virtue? Can we honestly say that because we care about the welfare of others, that it makes us better people? In the case where the person is of less character than we think they should have, for instance, a thieving drug addict who just stole your phone, or politician who  embezzled millions... Continue Reading →

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