Month: July 2016

solitude

A state of seclusion or isolation, basically a lack of contact with people. It is not to be confused with ‘loneliness,’ which is defined as a negative emotion arising from seclusion. These two words refer, respectively, to the joy and the pain of being alone. I wanted to touch on this topic because I find a certain amount of solitude…

oh, what a tangled web we weave

This is one of the most quoted excerpts from Scottish poetry and is found in Marmion, an epic poem by Walter Scott about the Battle of Flodden (1513). It was published in 1808. In 1807 Scott practised manoeuvres with the Light Horse Volunteers (formed to defend an invasion from France) in order to polish his description of Flodden. A dedicated…

Book Sale!

Happy Canada Day!  And to celebrate, all my books and short stories are on sale for the month of July at Smashwords. The link takes you to my profile page, where you can: smile back at me read my interview scroll down a bit and click on any cover to go to that book’s page and download it.  Smashwords provides any…