About

Hello!

Glad to have you come for a visit. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, or a glass something icy cold, and join me as I share some short stories, journal notes, or perhaps read the review of a book I’ve read recently.

My interest in writing goes back to school days. I can’t claim much credit for this inclination, though, except that I read a lot and some of it’s bound to rub off. I come from a long line of storytellers. My grandparents were noted for reciting long poems and my uncles were avid storytellers, as are some of my siblings. So it’s genetic.

I was born, raised and married in Saskatchewan.  This is where I love to be, where I can see the open sky, the distant horizon, a zillion stars at night.  After years of roaming around, living in five provinces, we’ve settled on an acreage an hour from Saskatoon. We have one daughter who’s married and living near us, so we have all our grandchildren close by. They are my writing fan club. 🙂

I grew up without much religious teaching but became a Christian in November 1974, at the age of 21. My husband and I became members of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite in Feb 1979, and have been faithful attenders ever since.

Some years back I joined a writers group in Saskatoon and in 2012 one of my writer friends introduced me to the world of blogging. This gave me the incentive I needed to keep writing. I’ve been maintaining several blogs for awhile but  in March of 2017 I decided to start afresh, putting all my writing in this one blog.

I may write about some health issues from time to time. Several years ago I learned that I had a chronic type of leukemia doctors have dubbed CLL. To combat this I had to take chemo therapy treatments from April to Sept 2016. I’m not cured, but the doctors tell me I’m in remission for awhile. Thanks be!

I do hope you enjoy your visit here. Feel free to leave your comments.

Christine G.

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16 thoughts on “About

  1. Christine, it is so nice to come to visit. I know I will enjoy more of your writings, so to keep from getting behind, I’m marking your follow. I’ll see you regularly that way. Thanks so much for coming to my blog and leading me here.

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  2. Madam Christine. The ambience of your blog is great. Though I am keen to prose, the selected poetry and quotes are wonderful to read on your website.

    Best Wishes

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  3. Hi Christine! It’s lovely to meet you, and I look forward to connecting and reading more of your posts, even the posts about health issues. I’ve always admired people who were willing to share their stories of tragedy or hardship and in turn, inspire others who may be in the same shoes. I hope that you will have a long, happy, and healthy life ahead of you 🙂

    P.S. Just had to say, I love your header image! Gives the blog a wonderful atmosphere.

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  4. Thought I’d further investigate your blog after our chats today and pleased that I did. I have been living with my chronic auto-immune disease, dermatomyositis, for 10 years now and our relationship is ever-changing. I see him as an intermittent stalker, and fortunately he seems to have lost my contact details these days, which is a huge relief. I used to work in health promotion working in our local HIV/Sexual health unit. I learned a lot about how to write using the politically correct terms and one of those was talking about people as “living with HIV/AIDS”, not as “having” the disease. I took this onboard when I was diagnosed with dermatomyositis and wrote a story about him being a malevolent stalker.
    I’ve always seen the disease as something external and as a male figure, more like a shadow. This has helped me manage the impact the disease has had on our family, as I don’t see it as me, but the disease. I think this is an important distinction for people to consider so they don’t become their disease and their families etc don’t blame them for something which could well be beyond their control. That they’ve done nothing to bring it on. I have have found reaching this point very liberating for me.
    Can you relate to any of this, Christine?
    Anyway, I’d better get to bed. I’ve had the flu and am keeping odd hours.
    Best wishes & God Bless,
    Rowena

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