Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Rewording Life: Finding Meaning in the Wor(l)d

A long time ago, in this galaxy... I was asked to contribute to this idea of a book, A Rewording Life. The concept of the tome was born in the brain of Sheryl Gordon, who wanted to compile a book that explored the intricacies of language and its nuances. Each contributor to the book was given a word, and asked to write a sentence to showcase it. It was a unique and fascinating project, and I was glad to participate.

And now, it's finally a ready reality. 

That's right, (or maybe even write), A Rewording Life: Finding Meaning in the Wor(l)d is available for the reading public. Now 1,080 cool Canadian contributors (consisting of writers, musicians, comedians, and more) lurk within the pages of A Rewording Life waiting for you to discover their piece of the large vocabulary within. Some of the more famous names include, Alan Doyle, Colin Mochrie, Ron James, Jane Urquhart and Robert Bateman (plus a few of my fellow author acquaintances such as Axel Howerton, Denysé Bridger, Sarah Butland and Steve Vernon).




So how did this book project come to be?


In Sheryl Gordon's own words, she describes the inspiration for the book:

"I want to disentangle words that, for one reason or another, bewilder me. I also want to raise money for the Alzheimer Society of Canada, to honour my mom, who lost all of her words in the end."

Yes, fifty percent of the profits of this book are going to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, so not only is this a cool book and an interesting experiment in language, it also supports a good cause. So get out there ans snag yourself a copy today!

You can check out the website or Facebook page for updates and more information. 

You can check out Sheryl Gordon on Twitter



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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Poems For Remembrance Day


For Remembrance Day, I offer two poems...





Why the Poppies Blow

They marched as brothers
across the broad battlefield
Death whispered in their ear,
farewell followed their footsteps
United, they held fast the line
Forever—Duty, Honour, Sacrifice,
defending their country and kin

~*~




Commemoration

That sunset bleeds into the fading light
evermore chased by the trumpet’s note
Soldier’s mournful echo across the night
that sunset bleeds into the fading light
Bravery’s song forever takes flight
the music upon the heavens wrote
That sunset bleeds into the fading light
evermore chased by the trumpet’s note

~*~ 


Lest We Forget




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