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

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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