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Signing, September 24th, 2017, at Word On The Street!

The Sunday, September 23rd, 2017, Peggy Frizzell (aka, Mum) will be selling and signing copies of her book, Such Little Time: A Collection of Love Letters, at Word of the Street in Toronto, Ontario, at the Harbourfront Centre. It’s supposed … Continue reading

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‘Just J’

JUST J (Just J was written with the financial aid of the Toronto Arts Council and Self-Employment Benefit.) “Jenevieve, 13, is dealing with issues that are causing her life to spin out of control. Her mom has just passed away, … Continue reading

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‘Chill’

CHILL (Chill was written with the financial aid of Self-Employment Benefit.) Grade 7 Up— “Chill is a talented artist. He also has a disability, a crippled leg. It has been a significant issue in his life, but it has made … Continue reading

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A Poem About Love and Saying, I Do: ‘All Things and Nothing at All’

Aired on February 12th, 2017, on 99.3 County FM, The County Writes . . . The County Reads, hosted by Lynn Pickering. Listen here:   I wrote this for my fiancée, for our wedding. Years later she told me that she was in … Continue reading

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A Christmas Message from J (of ‘Just J’)

People, all people, even the poorest child born in a manger, are worthy of love and respect regardless of their background or if they act outside accepted social norms. We’re all capable of miraculous acts of mercy, compassion, integrity, ingenuity … Continue reading

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‘Lavender’ Goes to the Theatre and Home

So Lavender received a theatrical release across Canada. Yeah! Here’s what some of the more intelligent critics had to say: Toronto Star By Victoria Ahearn The Canadian Press Variety Review by Nick Schager Richard Crouse You can now rent or own … Continue reading

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Heartfelt Words about Alzheimer’s in the House of Commons

“Conservative MP Lisa Raitt’s voice broke with emotion Wednesday as she urged Canadians to speak out about a disease that affects hundreds of thousands of people across the country . . . Her husband, Bruce Wood, was recently diagnosed with early … Continue reading

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John Cleese on Creativity

This isn’t about writing, specifically, but creativity. It’s an excellent lecture. And, it’s John Cleese. If you every get a chance to hear him reading C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters, I highly recommend it.  The reason for the Greek subtitles is … Continue reading

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Stephen King, Kill Your Darlings and other Tips on Writing.

I’m going to add two links here for Stephen King’s tips on writing. The first from Open Culture; the second from Business Insider. I would also recommend picking up his, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Open Culture: “In one … Continue reading

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‘Lavender’, Seed to Screen: Cole’s Notes Version

“You can’t be fond of living in the past, ’cause if you are then there’s no way that you’re going to last”— Gord Downie Lavender, Seed to Screen, started and stopped. As with most things it depends on income, time … Continue reading

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