How Being a Children’s Author Helps Tackle Global Climate Destabilization (Plus a Workout)

Congratulations to Miriam for winning the $25 Gift Card ~     ~     ~ Last weekend marked the largest collaborative Climate March in our world’s history. Over 2,500 events in 162 countries during which citizens marched in solidarity a few days before the UN Climate Summit.   And I wasn’t there. To be fair, my household was represented by other members of my tribe. But, I still felt a bit guilty for not going. This is a huge deal and it was a great historical event. I have attended rallies and marches in the past. Sometimes they simply overwhelm me. Other times I get inspired, and then the immediacy of life takes over and I get caught up in my daily to-do. I was left at home wondering what more I could do. I’m not a scientist, but I can support...

Weekly Writing Workout: Three Ring Circus Part Three – MUST

My post is a bit late this week, mostly because in British Columbia we were celebrating our new holiday: Family Day! Where the Family Day bunny comes down the chimney to hand out turkey wishbones to all the good kids, and we have a walnut cake eating contest. The first one done wins the golden carrot. (Okay, so we’re still working out the mythology around this one, give us a few years.) In truth we just ate a lot of sweets, drank a lot of wine, and played games. Onward… to MUST A few years ago, I was working on a concept for a screenplay: a single hippie mom living out of her van for 15 years with her son decides to try to settle into the “normal” world. It was really only half a concept, because I had no stakes for her yet. I needed to...