Author Archives: shewrite63

About shewrite63

I am Theresa. I am a Mother and intermittent writer. I published a bittersweet novel under the pen name of Florence T Lyon. I am also a real life survivor, cynic and IT support worker trying to keep up with technological changes. Can't eke a living off of my writing skills - yet!

25 years of connecting a community

This past month has brought daily work day commutes, social outings and a stinky, humid heat wave – in September! My writing activities were limited to journal entries, resume updates, politely stern mail messages and drafting another letter of complaint … Continue reading

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Rainy Sunday Mewsings

It’s a rainy Sunday and I’ve been up since 6:00 a.m. It was nice to emerge from dreamland to the tapping of rain against the bedroom window. It was mildly unpleasant to be roused by a needy cat. As I … Continue reading

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My great grandchildren will not be white

That’s a bold prediction from someone so naturally fair of skin and hair. I am okay with that possibility. First, I can say that because I have brown offspring from a mixed marriage. In my eyes and their doting Aunties’, … Continue reading

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Paying your kids to move out

I recently helped pay moving out expenses for one of my offspring. Some Canadian parents are willing to pay their young adult children to stay away from the nest for good. “A poll by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce says … Continue reading

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Walk the talk for Indigenous Spirituality

Originally posted on Florence T Lyon:
A kind and gentle soul can become frustrated by the empty talk from politicians about Canada 150, reconciliation and healing for the Indigenous people. For years, groups of Indigenous people, settler descendants and faith…

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Little jot cards get around

Just when we thought I couldn’t find a smaller jot journal… I received a bag of nifty little key ring language card packs as part of the loot I purchased from a local fundraising auction. The previous owner used to teach English in … Continue reading

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The travel jot journal

My recent writing activities have revolved around travel. Whether I am touring about town on an artist’s date or travelling outside the city, I like to have a jot journal, a notebook of sorts to record observations and capture inspirations. … Continue reading

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