Work, Workshop and Wordplay

Me , 2021 version

Hello to you,

all my wonderful people.

I hope you are,

all doing well,

I hope you are,

all staying warm,

I hope you are,


joy and peace.

in this new year.

I’m doing ok.

Trying new things.

I won’t say that,

the restrictions,

the curfew,

the limited,

social contacts,

the long grey,

January afternoons,

haven’t been,

getting to me,

it has,

they have,

but what you gonna do, eh?

So, I am trying,


outside of my comfort zone.


complacency breeds,


boredom breeds,

feeling blue,

and feeling blue,


not wearing blue, that rocks

I am lucky to,

work at something,

which is constantly,



that works different muscles.

I have also started,

a storytelling/writing workshop,

it is run,

by a local organization,

that helps kids express themselves,

through the written word.

Just the name was enough,

for me to fall for it,

it’s called -Suspicious Fish


The group I am in,

is an adult group,

but we do mingle with kids,

at the beginning and at the end.

I don’t have a lot of,

interaction with kids,

this provides a little.

I write a fair bit,

but, work stuff,


this blog,

I need something,

to push me out of,

my rut,

my comfort zone.

I need to play,

with words,

craft and hone.

Our facilitator is great,

she is a poet,

a fellow cat lover,

a positive person.

I have had,

two Saturday mornings,

with Suspicious Fish,

and I love it,

it gets my weekend off to,

a positive start.

My girl thinks I should,

share the poem,

I wrote the first week,

but I think I will wait.

The chili I cooked is,

calling to me,

and tonight is game night on,


Stay warm, stay safe,

call a friend,

call your family,

have some fun,

learn something,

say I love you,

keep it new,

and above all else,

be you,

the kind,

the funny,

the sweet,


Later girls,


By Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my very early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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