Real life inspiration

I’m pleased to have worked with Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild publications editor Shirley Fehr on a piece for the summer issue of Freelance magazine. Here’s what Shirley says about what you can find in this issue: “…You’ll read how award-winning writer Karin Melberg Schwier drew inspiration from real life to write Small Reckonings; how four writers in Southwest Saskatchewan came together during a pandemic to share, read and celebrate their love of writing – written by Caitlin McCullam-Arnal; and helpful tips on navigating the world of submitting your short fiction by Helen Power. And, if you’re wondering where all the book reviews have gone, check out the piece by William Robertson. Whether you’re reading Freelance from your deck in the city, your cottage at the lake, or your desk during your lunch break at work, I hope you enjoy the articles and find your own inspiration to share your love of writing.”


There she goes again

Once again, my friend Jessica makes headlines. The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity happened in Cannes, France in late June. Jessica says:

“I am so excited to tell you that the campaign I was part of called Mindsets won a Bronze Lion Award in this year’s Cannes Health & Wellness category. It recognizes work that drove awareness, raised funds, and advanced research for important causes and subjects.”

The campaign was created by the advertising agency FCB Canada, The Canadian Down Syndrome Society, Angila Ruskin University (England) and brainHQ.

O Canada

Well, that seemed oddly normal! Canada Day in Saskatoon called for wearing red and white, making a batch of Saskatoon berry tarts, then braving the crowded Traffic Bridge to see the festivities at River Landing. The first big hoopla since 2019. A walk along the trail in Gabriel Dumont Park just off Saskatchewan Crescent West, one of Saskatoon’s best kept secrets. Home again for Rick’s famous ribs on the barbeque followed by viewing the fireworks from our upper deck (we can see the high ones), and then settling in for half an hour to watch everyone going by our house trying to get home. Ed even had a nice time.