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Part 5 of Five Magics I Want My Granddaughter to Remember if I Get Flattened by a Low-Flying Cloud Tomorrow

Kira on a good haircut day posing in front of the rugosa hedge

5.) Humour is transformative magic. Find it wherever you can.

“Kira’s a little sensitive about her haircut,” I warned my friend Bunny after we’d tried a Read more

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Part 4 of Five Magics I Want My Granddaughter to Remember if I Get Flattened by a Low-Flying Cloud Tomorrow

4.) Friends are the most precious everyday magic I know. Cherish them.

I have spent time this summer humming the Beatles tune, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Let’s see, there was Judy who came Read more

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Part 3 of Five Magics I Want My Granddaughter to Remember if I Get Flattened by a Low-Flying Cloud Tomorrow

3.) Love is magic. Be generous with it. We’re not going to run out of love.

Mild autumn, Roe Lake

This morning, in the park, the September drizzle was lovely. I got wet with no hat, but not soaked. Read more

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Part 2 of Five Magics I Want My Granddaughter to Remember if I Get Flattened By a Low-Flying Cloud Tomorrow

2.) Gratitude is magic, pure and simple. What can you find to be grateful for?

Rosehips at Hamilton Beach

This morning I was walking around a lake near our house. The steep hills were getting to me and I Read more

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Part 1 of Five Magics I Want My Granddaughter to Remember if I Get Flattened by a Low-Flying Cloud Tomorrow

Magic is where you find it, in the garden, on the water, or in a book. 

 

1.) Decide how to string the colours of magic into your life story.

Star-Gazer Lily–so delicious-smelling

Things happen to us. These Read more

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Indie publishing: My magic’s getting muddled

Magic is where you find it, in the garden, on the water, or in a book.

Fragrant rugosa roses in bowl

I’m organized, I thought. I can do this thing. So I made a nice little table of things Read more

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The magic of indie publishing

Magic is where you find it, on the water, in the garden, in a book.

Two months ago, when my friend  screenwriter and story editor Joy Thierry Llewellyn said, “Let’s talk about epublishing,” what I heard instead Read more

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Magic: my buddies the Muddy Lotus Wonder Women

Magic is where you find it, on the water, in the garden, in a book.

 

Wonder Women. Some are old friends, one person turns out to live just down the block from me. These wonderful human beings are Read more

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