- My poem “From Grandma” is published in the December 2010 issue of Good Times.
- My poem “In Stitches” is published in the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Vogue Patterns.
- 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!
- 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!
- 05-01-2010: May’s Poet’s Classroom column “Twelve Ways to inject new life into your poems of faith” is the second article about writing poems about faith.
- 04-01-2010: April’s Poet’s Classroom column:”Writing Poetry of the Spirit” is the first of two columns that address the subject of writing poems that speak of faith.
- 04-01-2010 to 04-30- 2010: April is National Poetry Month. I took the challenge to write a poem a day using prompts from the Poetic Asides blog.
- 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.
- 02-01-2010: The latest Poet’s Classroom column “The Sonnet — a little marvel of poetry” talks about all things sonnet.
- 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.