The One Week Writing Challenge

The One Week Writing Challenge

  Here’s seven days of writing ideas to sharpen your writer tools. Write away to your glorious hearts content. Monday: Oh Monday… how painful thou art. Write a 100 word piece about pain or conflict, and resolve it by the end. Best get this out of the way now, then move on to bigger and … Continue reading

Düsseldorf Wanderings

Düsseldorf Wanderings

They refer to a section of Düsseldorf as the longest bar in the world with more then 300 connected bars. It also boasts very handsome architecture. I arrived on a grey, cool day sometime at the end of October. The Rhine river flowed surprisingly quickly through the city. Some of the mid-rise stone buildings are a clear indication of … Continue reading

There’s Something About Liège…

There’s Something About Liège…

The French accent I’m listening to has a bit of a sharp edge to it as I approach the train station. Two hours from Cologne and I’m in an entirely new country, new language, new culture. I’m not so familiar with the Northeast France accent but I wonder, does it sound like the Belgian French … Continue reading

Ten Days Of Writing Exercises

Ten Days Of Writing Exercises

Sick of being categorized as the best E-How.com writer? Creating relevant and smart sounding HR blog postings got your down? Tired of copywriting TV advertising for law firms specializing in motor vehicle accidents? Time to think outside the “computer screen” and practice tailoring your wonderful scribbles to a new audience. Day 10: The good old … Continue reading

Summer Caving Tales

Summer Caving Tales

Bushy ferns line the pathway along a several km lakeside trail and through the thick forest. Sunlight pours in through the treetops. Groups of campers come by on a wide trail clearly marked. This is my microadventure. My day trip in the Gatineau park north of Ottawa. Gatineau park is in the Outaouais region, which … Continue reading

Vietnamese Temple Wandering

Vietnamese Temple Wandering

I stand at Po Ngar temples looking up at the majestic, ancient temple structures that reach up into the sky. They are alive with visitors also in awe of their beauty. Reddish bricks come together in an exotic ensemble reminiscent of the Cambodian Angkor architecture. People come to these places for peace, to explore and … Continue reading