more than just words

“You only have to be an expert in your own life to have something of value to share with others.” – Jenny Gates

Building bridges in Saskatoon

Attending the 2018 Editors Canada Conference in Saskatoon as a presenter is both exciting and somewhat familiar. At their 2001 conference in Ottawa, I delivered a presentation on personal and professional maintenance for freelance editors. It was very well received...

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One heck of a souvenir

Jenny with Philippe, Maud and Gaby (Philippe Xavier Hairdressers) on November 16, 2017. Photo: Anna Farr. After 40 years of colouring my hair and 12 years of wearing it long and straight, I decided it was time for a change. And so in 2017, I stopped colouring my hair,...

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Taking the time to listen

Last Thursday, I was expecting to meet a friend for coffee. It had been too long since we last caught up, and I was very much looking forward to our conversation. When he called to say there had been a change of circumstance at his end of the equation, I immediately...

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When speeches do not go to plan

People have been calling British Prime Minister Theresa May's most recent speech a disaster of epic proportions. According to one report, "Ms May needed a strong speech to help fight off rivals to her job, including ambitious Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. But...

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