I’m a poet, photographer, nature nut, gardener, grandmother, singer and general dust-disturber from the Tusket area of Nova Scotia, Canada. I’ll be posting photos, prose essays, poetry and anything else that seems worth sharing – original unless otherwise identified. Not everyone will agree with my assessment of value but that’s fine. We don’t live on a flat earth, after all.
I enjoy discussion, debate and reflection on a variety of topics and issues – as long as it remains civil. Comments are currently moderated for copyright violations, threatening or abusive language (including extreme profanity) and slanderous/libelous/racist content. Other than that, please feel free to post whatever you’re moved to say. I’m not fond of censorship but I understand all too well the realities of internet bullying and won’t tolerate it here. As a former teacher, I’ve seen this in action and it’s ugly. Once my blog has been operating for awhile and I get a chance to gauge the types of responses it is receiving, I can adjust the moderation settings. But I want people to feel comfortable and safe posting here from the beginning.
If you choose to debate or present an opposing viewpoint … fair enough! However, please present links to primary sources that support your position. I will do the same. Primary sources include original research documents, articles, publications and papers with accreditation to their author(s). Anonymous reference material is open to question and possible copyright infringement. I enjoy considering alternative viewpoints and always want to know where they’ve originated. This doesn’t apply to personal-experience opinion pieces, of course.
Thanks for being here! I hope you’ll come back often and add your feedback to these various posts.