Adventures with Lulu Dog & The Writing Life

full moon filter, lulu island

water water water wolf!


For the first time since June I just ran into my fox friend — this fox crosses my path at the most interesting moments 🧡 ...

yes but technically it is still summer for another 21 days


What began as a drive to Fernie for overdue adventures with long-time besties @pattybassey + @jamesmbass ( + family) turned into two weeks on the road through the Kootenays & a second much needed friend reunion with @hbishop13 + crew 🧡

Home tonight and it’s #nationaldogday — so hands up to fellow travelling, intrepid Lulu!

And this book: 101 essays that will change the way you think is excellent. Thank you for the recommendation @rachh.jones

#hondaelementconversion by @librarylibations

super moon skies and summer air ...

when the storms broke on the solstice for two days I took my writing upstream with Lu to sort through a challenging novel draft while simultaneously managing existential crises (melancholic anxiety spiral?)

…it’s raining again so I made a video with the random clips from our inaugural summer writing trek up the river 🎶


spontaneous adventures with the homegirl today — between storm warnings, out of high water and before the hail ✨ ...

Memorial Park Library. Sun. Coffee. Requisite chew stick for the homegirl #moment #spring #library #welovelibraries #literarylulu #parklife @laboulangerieyyc @calgarylibrary 💛 ...

“Life is a journey up a spiral staircase; as we grow older we cover the ground covered we have covered before, only higher up; as we look down the winding stair below us we measure our progress by the number of places where we were but no longer are. The journey is both repetitious and progressive; we go both round and upward.”


“I love the way you write about the natural world,” I said to author Anthony Doerr last May during our in-conversation. “We ARE the natural world,” he said.

#EarthDay #EarthDayEveryDay
📸 June 18, 2021 — secret cove #Kananaskis

the sun is now in Taurus

happy birthday szn to half my friends 😂

📸 = Pamplona, Spain 2018
#taurus #runningofthebulls #pamplona

Pink Moon by Mary Oliver

You think it will never happen again.
Then, one night in April,
the tribes wake trilling.
You walk down to the shore.
Your coming stills them,
but little by little the silence lifts
until song is everywhere
and your soul rises from your bones
and strides out over the water.
It is a crazy thing to do —
for no one can live like that,
floating around in the darkness
over the gauzy water.
Left on the shore your bones
keep shouting come back!
But your soul won't listen;
in the distance it is sparking
like hot wires. So,
like a good friend,
you decide to follow.
You step off the shore
and plummet to your knees —
you slog forward to your thighs
and sink to your cheekbones —
and now you are caught
by the cold chains of the water —
you are vanishing while around you
the frogs continue to sing, driving
their music upward through your own throat,
not even noticing
you are something else.
And that's when it happens —
you see everything
through their eyes,
their joy, their necessity;
you wear their webbed fingers;
your throat swells.
And that’s when you know
you will live whether you will or not,
one way or another,
because everything is everything else,
one long muscle.
It’s no more mysterious than that.
So you relax, you don’t fight it anymore,
the darkness coming down
called water,
called spring,
called the green leaf, called
a woman's body
as it turns into mud and leaves,
as it beats in its cage of water,
as it turns like a lonely spindle
in the moonlight, as it says

#PinkMoon #MaryOliver

happy little sunbeam back in her beloved beanbag after 8 weeks working mostly from the city 💛

#saturday #spring #relief

Love this video footage captured at @yogaandbeyondyyc by friend and journalism student Alejandro Melgar @alejomelgar on March 1 as part of a media assignment. All videography credit goes to him! Sound on for music.

Huge thanks to Ning and Jerry @yogabeyondkensington for providing this beautiful space and for always accepting Lulu into the studio (she is trained for public access and completed 200-Hr yoga teacher training with me here)

Thank you also to Yogi (the larger dog at the end of the video) for joining us, and to his human @ohm.oplata for his support too — and always to @ningyoga1 for her generous spirit ♥️