- Montréal, CANADA
- January 12
- Freelance Writer - jack of all genres;master of none.
- warm and genuine
- I divorced my full time career of teaching after 25 years, because meanwhile I fell in love with freelance writing. Ever since, I decided to legitimize my ten-year fling which started in the new millennium.
"WILL OF MY OWN - A Memoir"
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ever - man
will learn t…”
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- MY LINKS
On our way to a new year's party after our engagement,Part One is here
When I was a pre-teen, I overheard my father saying to my mother. "A lion approaches his prey with a smile." The phrase stuck in my mind, mostly because I could not… Read full post »
~ Part One ~
My WIERd Life
Mrs S. our librarian with my Young Authors, May - 1998
I would think most people I've known have grown from their experiences. Especially those sad, twist of fate, totally undeserved awful experiences which consume one's op… Read full post »
Listen. . . listen to the revelations of the still night
Whose whispers transcend beyond the reach of time
Where flutters the pulse of a mellifluous desire
Slowly ascending the heights of Elysium.
Now rushing, now flowing in the silence of closeness
The flames of passion as it sweeps thro… Read full post »
Melodrama and I are not compatible. Think of oil and water, or an ice cube dropped into boiling water. That's how my personality and drama relate to each other. I even sacrificed a fri… Read full post »
I was restless since Friday, knowing next day would be when I pick him up and start a new life in which we will both support each other trying to heal old wounds. As I was signing the adoption papers, I learned he was found abandoned, wandering around a convenience store just bef… Read full post »
Firstly, I wish to thank every one of you very much, my dear friends, for your kind comments and loving words. I was so surprised and delighted this morning when I logged on and saw Lezlie's and Shiral's posts . Merci beaucoup ! My OS family has been growing and becoming v/… Read full post »
Have you ever dreamed of someone
who no longer lives?
After the winter of denial,
disbelief, longing and tears -
in an unexpected flash of Time -
have you seen him unfold
from layers and layers of neatly folded,
safely packed away memories?
Have you tried reaching to… Read full post »
I caught him staring at me in French Lit 101. He winked as I turned my eyes away. We were studying Albert Camus's “L'Etranger”. It was difficult enough to understand the concept of existentialism in a third language, while I hadn't perfected my second one yet.
He was the… Read full post »
What a joy it is to celebrate a happy occasion today !
Let the day begin by wishing a very happy birthday to
~*~*~ GABBY ABBY ~*~*~
May the year ahead bring you good health, happiness and all the desires of your heart in prosperity and peace of mind… Read full post »
Every language has its difficult to translate words which the native speaker tries his best to express - at least a general sense of what is meant by it. I've done so many times, wondering each time whether I've been able to convey a fair sense of the concept, or destroyed/… Read full post »
My earliest memories of new year celebrations go as far back as age six, when for the first time I heard my mother's exuberant voice telling her friends of the Dutch customs she experienced during the year we lived in Holland. Casually eavesdropping as she talked, I could not unders/… Read full post »
I'd like to present my modest gift of something personal, and personally meaningful which I'd like to share with all my friends on Open salon, as I wish each and every one of you a peaceful day and much happiness in the new year. Love and blessings. I hope you enjoy these two vers… Read full post »
Fatma Hala and my sisters in Istanbul - just before we moved to Diyarbakir - I'm on the far right corner.
She was the one Annecim somehow liked and got along. The only one in my father's small family of a mother and two elder sisters. The other one,/… Read full post »
Being a culinary enthusiast and having sampled a variety of gastronomical wonders, I consider myself very fortunate. Sometimes I even wonder if my prowess in the kitchen could be in part due to my cultural endowment.
Over the weekend, between baking, writing and paging through a collection of eclecti… Read full post »
There's so much I want to write and new topics I wish to share with all of my OS friends here. Yet, the uncertainty in the air, as well as the anniversaries of painful memories almost paralyze me. This is not going to be original, yet it's all I can do… Read full post »
After a night of restless sleep, she surrenders to another day
starting with the regular cocktail of Losec and Synthroid
followed by generic brand of Prosac and a small pink pill
to keep her anxiety at bay and nerves at an even keel.
Novapronalonol, acetylsalicylic acid and multi-vitamins
scat… Read full post »
Hot chocolate is a favorite for many families almost since forever. When we talk about holiday cheer, the first thing that comes to mind are cocktails, champagne and martinis. I love each and associate all with a mood of festivity and recollections of clinking goblets as we send off the o/… Read full post »
This is the story of a dilapidated large notebook. It has lined pages each of which is numbered on the top outer corner; and it is under a hard cover whose edges are curled in opposite directions – exposing fuzzy pulp pressed into the hard veneer. Facing different direction/… Read full post »
My daughter already forgave me by the time she was twenty. Until then every year around the holiday season I was reminded of the meanness of the act pulled upon young two souls, and questioned, “How could I?” - even though my intentions were pure and well-meant. But I… Read full post »
If only you could have known
how much grief, pain and sadness
I'm living with now-
the moments of anguish and indecision
I have lived before
agreeing at the inescapable. . .
If only I could once more hold your silky paws -
tearful eyes fixed upon your fading… Read full post »
The first snow of the season is falling – unannounced, silently. The snowflakes resist hitting the ground by performing little pirouettes in the air – this way and that – but at the end they cannot escape the force that pulls them down.
This year there won't be a… Read full post »
It is amazing how small events can impress young minds and anchor themselves as triggers associated with bigger emotions - later in one's life.
I grew up in a world which did not inculcate hero worship or celebrities, whose lives were exposed for imitation. My only heroes, role m… Read full post »
"There's a certain Slant of light,
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes--
Heavenly Hurt, it gives us--
We can find no scar,
But internal difference,
Where the Meanings, are."
Like some other creatures of… Read full post »
Prince William announced to the media this morning his engagement to Kate Middleton, whom he had been dating for the last eight years. The young couple looked glowing and happy as they answered questions under a shower of camera flashes. The Royal Prince presented Miss… Read full post »
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