Category Archives: drug use.

SELF-HARMING IN TEENS


SELF-HARMING IN TEENS My new novel GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL deals with the issue of self-harm, among others.  This post delves into this issue a bit deeper, as many children nowadays deal with emotional injuries that may lead them to self-harming. The … Continue reading

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GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL


Photo credit: Vladimir Velociraptor Vukmirovich GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL. My next book is about ready for publishing and in the next month Bookbaby will produce, design it, and publish digital and printed versions. It is generally recommended to put a manuscript aside and … Continue reading

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IN MY STRATA, THE SMOKERS HAVE IT.


IN MY STRATA THE SMOKERS HAVE IT.   At last night’s AGM, the last item on the agenda was a proposal for a bylaw to restrict smoking. The current restriction established by BC Health – already in place – states … Continue reading

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READY TO KILL YOUR NEIGHBOUR? Strata No-Smoking Policies


  In strata complexes all around the nation a battle is going on to make strata buildings smoke free. Stratas are considered private residences, as opposed to public buildings, which house businesses or government services. Neighbours are not talking to … Continue reading

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NEWBIE AT STRATA LIVING IN SUMMER


NEWBIE AT STRATA LIVING IN SUMMER Thanks for all those who responded to my cry for feedback on the Strata swimming pool abuse by so-called guests. Although I knew I have rights as a Strata owner, I am not always … Continue reading

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Book Reviews


Book Review Please, rate this essay with stars above. In the book publishing world book reviews seem to have taken an inordinate position in the self-publishers’ arsenal of market strategies. How else is anyone going to decide to buy this … Continue reading

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NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP


I’ve been tagged in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. If you haven’t heard of it, it is a chance for authors around the world to say what they’re working on. The gracious Lynn Schneider, author of Perigee Moon tagged … Continue reading

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It Takes A Community: The Conumdrum of Social Work


The conundrum of a social worker This is a post about the profession of social work. I would like to share some of the characteristics of this work with you, as it often seems to me that the public is … Continue reading

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TEEN SUICIDE


WHY ARE KIDS BULLYING OTHER KIDS AND WHAT CAN SCHOOLS DO? Today the sad news of another teen who saw no other way out than to end her life reached the media. Often a search as to the cause and … Continue reading

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NEW NOVEL – YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED


YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED This post is about the process of writing a book from the stage of manuscript to an actual publication date and all that happens along the way. Part 1. I would like it a lot if … Continue reading

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