News – 2010

December 2010

  • My poem “From Grandma” is published in the December 2010 issue of Good Times.

November 2010

  • My poem “In Stitches” is published in the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Vogue Patterns.

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  • My blog Other Food: daily devos was nominated a Best Canadian Blog in the category of Philosophy and Religion. It didn’t win, but a big thanks to all who voted for it!

September 2010

  • I took on the responsibility for website of the Matsqui-Sumas-Abbotsford Poets Potpourri Society (MSA-PPS). It meant transferring all the data from our old site to a WordPress-hosted site. It is now running well and super-easy to update. Check it out.

July and August 2010

It’s always hard for me to keep up my writing momentum in summer. I did get a laptop computer so was able to keep up with writing the Other Food: daily devos while on vacation (which included a weekend in Victoria and trips to Saskatchewan and Kelowna)


  • 06-22-10: Blue Moon Reading – Clearbrook Library @ 6:30 p.m. Alvin Ens and I are the featured readers. All are welcome to attend this poetry reading and open mic!
  • 06-17-10: My article “Slowest Mammal on Earth” published by Partners last year won The Word Guild award in the category of “Article, Children/Young Adult. (All the awards listed here.)
  • 06-16-10: I began my volunteer activities with The Word Guild – behind the scenes working on various web sites, as I am assigned.
  • 06-01-2010: June’s Poet’s Classroom column, “Capture Your Summer with an Ode,” is about odes. It is also my last column. I’ve enjoyed writing these a lot, but I’m out of ideas!

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

  • 03-01-2010: March’s Poet’s Classroom column is “Pantoum — A Dance With Words.
  • 03-01-2010: My poem “In His Shop” was published in the March issue of Good Times.
  • 03-01-2010: My book review of Mike Mason’s excellent YA fantasy The Blue Umbrella was published in March/April issue of Faith Today.

February 2010

January 2010

  • 01-01-2010: Began posting daily devotions to the Other Food: daily devo’s blog. These meditations are based on the Bible reading guide published by the Canadian Bible Society. Email subscription is available.
  • 01-01-2010: The latest Poet’s Classroom column “Shorter, Shortest” is up. Learn about the Clerihew, Haiku, Haiga and Bantu.


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