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Louise Gallagher liked Laura Didyk's group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
Oct 22, 2013
Louise Gallagher replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"A homeless man who is doubly homeless with the Calgary Floods reminds me -- sometimes all we can do is hold onto hope for those who have lost everything. http://ayearofmakingadifference.com/2013/06/27/holding-onto-hope/ ;"
Jun 27, 2013
Louise Gallagher replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"We're digging out from under the flood waters -- and our humanity is showing. http://ayearofmakingadifference.com/2013/06/26/so-many-stories-of-humanity-at-our-best/"
Jun 26, 2013
Louise Gallagher replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"The cost of the Calgary and Alberta Flood 2013 is estimated to be anywhere between $2 and $5 Billion.  billion. that's a lot. I realize I am weary and I know -- I am not alone. It brings comfort this thought - I am tired and I am not…"
Jun 25, 2013
Louise Gallagher replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
Jun 24, 2013
Louise Gallagher replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"100,000 people are evacuated. The downtown core included. Volunteering at one of the EVAC centres, I am reminded of the fragility of life, and the resilience of Calgarians. Mother Nature may beat us up, but she can't keep us…"
Jun 21, 2013
Louise Gallagher replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"It stormed last night and I am grateful for the roof above my head. There are those who don't have one -- and that's the problem. http://ayearofmakingadifference.com/2013/06/20/where-nightmares-end/"
Jun 20, 2013
Louise Gallagher replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"My daughter chokes on tear gas in Istanbul, and I devour a box of chocolates sitting in my den worrying about her safety! I am an emotional eater. http://ayearofmakingadifference.com/2013/06/17/no-more-bread-and-chocolate"
Jun 17, 2013
Louise Gallagher replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"My youngest daughter is off to Istanbul and places far flung -- I am worried and excited for her.... but then... I'm a mother. Mother's worry!  Or do they have to?…"
Jun 5, 2013
Louise Gallagher replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"I meet two formerly homeless men I knew at the shelter where I used to work who remind me -- nothing's impossible. It just hasn't happened yet. http://ayearofmakingadifference.com/2013/05/29/nothings-impossible-it-just-hasnt-happened-yet/"
May 29, 2013
Louise Gallagher replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"My daughter words made me cry this morning. Tears of joy. Of love. Of gratitude.   Love is all there is to hold onto:  http://ayearofmakingadifference.com/2013/05/22/love-is-all-there-is-to-hold-onto/"
May 22, 2013
Louise Gallagher replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"My daughter writes on her blog about her eating disorder and depression, and I celebrate her dance of life. http://ayearofmakingadifference.com/2013/05/14/come-lets-dance/"
May 14, 2013
Louise Gallagher replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"I hear a man speak about his life as a drug addict and a young boy asks a question that pierces my heart. http://ayearofmakingadifference.com/2013/05/01/god-knows/"
May 1, 2013
Louise Gallagher replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"It snowed last night. Yup. Snow at the end of April. Only on the prairies at the foot of the Rockies! It made me laugh with a stranger and I'm still laughing. http://ayearofmakingadifference.com/2013/04/30/laughter-it-changes-everything/"
Apr 30, 2013
Louise Gallagher replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"Morning awakens, shadows lighten and I become all that I create on this day like no other. http://ayearofmakingadifference.com/2013/04/29/all-that-i-dream-of/"
Apr 29, 2013
Louise Gallagher replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"I'm running a two part series of a Skype interview/conversation I had with Abbey of the Arts Abbess, Christine Valters Paintner.  Christine lives as a 'monk in the world', every…"
Apr 28, 2013

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Who I am:
www.recoveryourjoy.blogspot.com
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
The Dandelion Spirit. A true life fairytale of love, lies and letting go.

At the Heart of Centre Stage. One hour documentary for Global Television. Writer/Producer
Media outlets that I currently write for:
The Calgary Herald -- Freelace. Op eds
My writing is:
Memoir, Blog Posts, Screenwriting
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
No
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
No.
My professional associations:
No.

Louise Gallagher's Blog

2009: The year I found msyelf writing in a toilet bowl

Posted on January 2, 2010 at 9:30am 1 Comment

Writing and toilet bowls are synonymous for me. I know. I know. I'm not writing when I'm scrubbing the toilet. I am avoiding. But even in my avoidance, I am creating. Creating a clean space to meditate, to vacate, to void. Creating through putting my body in motion. Through movement. For in those round sweeping, jagged and harsh movements of cleaning up the evidence of life's wasteful passages, I become open to the 'collective consciousness' through which I believe creativity flows through me,… Continue

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At 8:01am on January 17, 2013, Julie Luek said…

So glad for the friend invite-- thank you. On my way to check out your blog! Julie

At 10:20pm on December 8, 2010, Meryl Jaffe said…
Hi Louise. I just came from your blog post - it was wonderful. It is a perfect example of teaching as I am proposing in my blog - very powerful and inspiring. I would love for you to comment on my blog with a link to your post!

Have a wonderful holiday and thank you!



Meryl Jaffe, PhD
www.departingthetext.blogspot.com
At 6:09am on July 15, 2010, Joyce Wycoff said…
Hi Louise ... what fun to have another place to hang out with you!
At 2:52pm on February 10, 2010, Julie Jeffs said…
Hi Louise,

Welcome to the Bloggers Let’s Make it Work group! So glad you are here. Please visit the discussion New Members Visit Here First, tell us about your blog so we can list it on the members blog index.

I hope you will find, as I did, a great sense of community, loads of information and resources, and an incredible amount of talent.

Jump in on ongoing discussions or start one if there is an issue you would like to discuss.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Look forward to reading your posts.

Warm regards,
Julie Jeffs
Beginning a Life at 50
http://juliejeffs.blogspot.com
At 11:28pm on February 6, 2010, Bridget Chumbley said…
I need to do the same thing. Looks like there is plenty to learn from many talented writers!
At 3:36pm on January 8, 2010, Maureen E. Doallas said…
Great! We're friends here now, too. (Fun to be so silly.)

I put the She Writes badge on my blog. Don't forget to grab one for yours.
At 11:46am on January 2, 2010, Louise Gallagher said…
Hi! Thanks for the warm welcome -- I will visit the introductions thread and I have sent off invites to fellow writers!

Cheers,

Louise
At 11:44am on January 2, 2010, dianejwright said…
Louise, welcome to Writers in Canada. We're happy to have you with us! Do drop in to our Introductions thread and share a bit about yourself and your work. What brought you to Calgary? Where are you from? What brings you to us? Links to your work and other well-meant self-promotion efforts are always encouraged as are friends. While you're at it, invite another writer to join us, will you?
/djw
At 12:26pm on December 15, 2009, Bernice L. McFadden said…
Happy Holidays!

You may not know me or my work but I am the author six critically acclaimed, award winning novels and I have been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. On Jan 9th 2010 my debut novel will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary and I hope you will buy a copy to help commemorate this milestone.


"Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying."

Praise for the novels of Bernice L. McFadden:

"Searing and expertly imagined." - Toni Morrison

“Bernice L. McFadden is a master storyteller.” Adriana Trigiana

"Vivid." - The New York Times

"Eloquent..." (McFadden) is a talent worth watching." - The Washington Post

Peace & Light,

Bernice McFadden
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