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How to figure out if you’re an unconscious racist (and what to do if you are)

I am an atheist. I haven’t always been, but it has been my “belief” since I was 20-years-old. Since I’m now 52, I figure it’s a belief I’m not likely to change anytime soon. So why is my friendship with a devout, practicing Christian so important to me? It has everything to do with seeing and challenging my unconscious biases, as scary as that can be sometimes.

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MY PROJECTS & WRITING

Poop on you and your 2-star review!

Poop on you and your 2-star review!

So, I’ve been a professional writer for almost thirty years and over these decades I’ve had my goodly share of hard-to-hear comments and reviews about the words I've written. Handing copy over to a client comes with a special kind of feeling since, if I didn’t give...

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I pitched my memoir as a romance novel. Bad idea!

I pitched my memoir as a romance novel. Bad idea!

We all know what happens when an author takes a made-up story and pitches it as a memoir (James Frey, A Million Tiny Pieces is that cautionary tale). But what happens when you write a true story and pitch it as a romance? Well, I can only speak for my own experience and the short answer is, “Nothing good comes of it.”

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It’s About a Difference (film 1988)

It’s About a Difference (film 1988)

Pips Tartar is not your average individual – she talks to fruits. A humourous and provocative journey into the mind of a most colourful character. In 1988, having pink hair was highly uncommon and my 22-year old film partner and I (who was also 22) used it...

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