Writing

My writing has been published in print and online, including in A\JAlternatives Journal, This Magazine, Legion Magazine, SEE Change Magazine, Shameless, rabble.ca, Edible Ottawa, Ottawa Citizen, Peace and Environment NewsKitchissippi Times, iRun and Cahoots.

I blog here and at Green Living Ottawa. I also blog occasionally at A Dare To Discover, and my guest posts have appeared at ReStorying the Earth, Earthward, The Letter Writing Revolution and OttawaStart. I’m a weekly contributor to OttawaStart’s Weekly Event Round-Up.

I’ve also done corporate writing (reports, book chapters, proposals, brochures, ad copy) as well as proofreading and editing. My photographs have been published in SEE Change MagazineKitchissippi Times, Cahoots and Peace and Environment News, and at Green Living Ottawa.

I’m a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada, and have a Certificate in Writing for Publication from Algonquin College as well as a Master of Arts in International Affairs from Carleton University.

Here are links to my published work:

“Chapter Three: The Co-operative Movement: Working together for the common good,” “Chapter Four: The Labour Movement: The struggle for workers’ rights” and “Chapter Five: Medicare: Canada’s unique health care movement” in The Canadian History of Social Change: Social Movements That Shaped Our Lives, e-book, compiled and produced by Elisa Birnbaum, editor Nicole Zummach. SEE Change Magazine: 2015

Alternatives Journal (A\J), Concrete orchard: Ottawa’s new urban foraging business feeds the needy, Art & Media issue 39.3, May 2013

This Magazine:

Failure is an option: How one aid organization learned to embrace failure, Vol. 45, No. 3, November-December 2011 – also published online as How Engineers Without Borders learned to embrace failure (and learn from it, too)

Standing up for South March, Vol. 44, No. 5, March-April 2011 – also published online as Ottawa groups race to save South March Highlands from developers’ bulldozers

Legion Magazine, Parkland Legacy: Family memories are made in Canada’s provincial and territorial parks, but will our children’s children have the same opportunities to create memories for their families? Vol. 86, No. 4, July-August 2011

SEE Change Magazine:

What’s all the Buzz about B Corps?, December 15, 2013

Cultivating social enterprise: The Collaborative for Innovative Social Enterprise Development, March 4, 2013

Championing social enterprise: The Social Enterprise Alliance in action, September 5, 2012

Gearing up for innovations: Sharing the benefits of social enterprise, June 5, 2012

Shameless:

Five shameless ways to eat well (Share it, Go wild, Join the movement, Go with the flow, Think globally, eat locally), Food Issue 28, Winter 2014

Stuck with the Bill: The legislative process shapes our lives. How to have our voices heard. Law and Disorder Issue 23, Spring 2013

5 shameless things to do (Reuse responsibly, Follow alternative news sources, Take credit, Ask first, Support social justice), Issue 20, Spring/Summer 2012

Edible Ottawa:

Planting the Seed: Bringing the seasonal harvest to schools, Issue 3, March/April 2015

Planting the Seed: Engaging youth through FarmWorks, Issue 3, March/April 2015

Warming Up at the West End Well, Issue 2, January/February 2015

iRun, Passing the baton…err the timing chip: Relay runners team up, Issue 03, April 2012

Citizen Cycle (Ottawa Citizen), Is Ottawa Bike-Friendly? Featured Guest Post, July 26, 2011, reposted from Green Living Ottawa

Ottawa Citizen, Promoting African books in Africa and Canada, February 2, 2011

Rabble.ca, The fight to save Ottawa’s Beaver Pond forest from developers, January 7, 2011

Cahoots Magazine, Toilet training: learning about global sanitation, January 2010

Peace and Environment News:

Taking action for trees, December 2015-February 2016

Communities working for healthy transportation, July-August 2015

Banking on seeds for food security, May-June 2015

Biodome Garden promotes food sustainability, July-August 2014

Gardening for butterflies, July-August 2014

Helping new farmers get started, July-August 2013

Healthy food for all, April-June 2013

Putting a face on homelessness, November-December 2012

Ottawa to Washington by Canoe, November-December 2012

Bike-Sharing with RightBike, April-June 2012

Environmentalist Wangari Maathai honoured, February-March 2012

The Human Rights Monument: An inspiring story, November 2011-January 2012

Food justice for city and nation, July-August 2011

Red tents or affordable housing? January-February 2011

Protect Ottawa’s last old growth forest, November-December 2010

Making water accessible to all, September-October 2010

Being a refugee for a day, July-August 2010

Kitchissippi Times:

Saving Kitchissippi’s big trees: Residents get to the root of the problem, October 1, 2015 – published online as Saving Kitchissippi’s big trees, October 1, 2015

Taking the reins: Local author keeps creative with second book, June 12, 2014 – published online as Taking the reins: Local author keeps busy and creative with publication of second book, June 12, 2014

Global reach: Local advocate takes up UN role, May 29, 2014 – published online as Local advocate takes up UN role, May 30, 2014

Connecting through trees: Local volunteer leads plan to save Ottawa’s tree canopy, May 1, 2014

Community on the move: Spring events highlight walking, biking, transit, May 1, 2014 – published online as Westboro Beach is on the move!, May 1, 2014

Sending a message: Citizens call for continued home mail delivery, April 17, 2014 – also published online as Citizens call for continued home mail delivery, April 21, 2014

Speaking for the trees: Residents bring concerns and ideas to “Tree House,” April 3, 2014 – also published online, April 7, 2014

Giving voice to all: “Casual Choir” invites people to sing for the fun of it,” March 20, 2014 – also published online as 613 Casual Choir gives voice to all, March 20, 2014

Fully booked: BookFest benefits school and community, March 6, 2014 – also published online, March 7, 2014

Saving our skiing: Tracking the future of winter sports, February 20, 2014 – also published online, February 25, 2014

Perfectly suited: Confidence through clothing that works, February 6, 2014 – also published online, February 7, 2014

Chocolate, customers and community: Well-travelled restaurateur brings love of fresh food, service to the ‘hood, January 23, 2014 – also published online as Chocolate, customers and community, January 24, 2014

Write on! Taking up pens for others around the world, December 19, 2013 – also published online, December 20, 2013

Crafts that score: Turning old hockey sticks into treasures, December 19, 2013 – also published online as Crafts that score, December 20, 2013

Her favourite things: Local actor appears in beloved musical, December 5, 2013 – also published online as These are a few of her favourite things, December 11, 2013

Sharing the spotlight: Local dancers create holiday magic in The Nutcracker, November 21, 2013 – also published online as Local dancers create holiday magic in The Nutcracker, December 3, 2013

Coach of the year, November 21, 2013

All’s Well in the West End: Excitement builds for community co-operative, November 7, 2013 – also published online, November 7, 2013

Wickedly Wonderful: Treats and a few new tricks at Westboro Village’s annual festival, November 7, 2013

Spooktacular fun in Westboro: Something wicked this way comes, October 24, 2013 – also published online as Something wicked this way comes, October 25, 2013

Seeing the trees: Appreciating nature and history through the Champlain Oaks, October 10, 2013 – also published online as Seeing the trees, October 21, 2013

Car-free for a day: Ottawa’s alternative transportation celebration centres on Westboro, September 26, 2013

Sitting surprisingly pretty: Comfy, iconic couch draws people together, July 18, 2013 – also published online as Sitting pretty: Community couch draws neighbours together, July 24, 2013

All aboard Parkbus, July 4, 2013 – also published online as Parkbus: Car-free camping from Kitchissippi, June 28, 2013

Celebrating National Aboriginal Day in Kitchissippi, July 4, 2013 – also published online as National Aboriginal Day celebrations at Westboro Kiwanis Park, June 28, 2013

Tudor Robins: Galloping into youth fiction with Objects in Mirror launch, June 5, 2013

Ding, ding. Let’s ride! Broadview Bikefest encourages joy and safety, May 9, 2013

People-powered energy: Consumption reboot in action, March 14, 2013

Class(y) conflict: Local actor, costume designer brighten Third Wall’s dark comedy, February 28, 2013

Designed to impress: Compliments and concerns for LRT plans, January 17, 2013

Spreading the warmth: Neighbourhood girls reuse, recycle and raise funds, January 17, 2013

Healthy achievements: Award-winning journalist brings the world home, December 13, 2012

Icing on the cake: Community celebrates Dovercourt’s 25 years, November 29, 2012

Broadview Public School opens new play structures thanks to community support, November 29, 2012

Through the roof: Residents react to high property assessments, November 1, 2012

Community power: SLOWest sparks competition to conserve energy, October 18, 2012

Bur oaks, cleaner water: Walk reveals Westboro Beach history and habitat, October 4, 2012

Light in the tunnel: Community meeting illuminates Western LRT plans, October 4, 2012

Community power on and off stage: SLOWest Jam in the Park entertains and enlightens, October 4, 2012

Motion on the menu: Ottawa-wide Sustainable Transportation Week launches in the ‘hood, September 20, 2012

Farmers’ market comes to Westboro: Location garners rave reviews, concerns, August 23, 2012

Know when to hit the beach: Water quality information at your fingertips, August 9, 2012

On the line: western light rail: Communities gear up for a say on routes, August 9, 2012

All aboard? No consensus on western light rail route, July 12, 2012

Working the roads: Complete street for Churchill Avenue: a plan that considers residents, pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, June 28, 2012

Having a field day: Amateur radio operators connect to the world, June 28, 2012

Walking the talk: Local volunteer takes big steps for kids’ mental health, May 3, 2012

Raising quiet hens in the backyard: Enjoying ultra-local fresh eggs, April 19, 2012

SLOWest’s final coffee house: Spring brings grassroots change, April 5, 2012

Kudos and concerns for Light Rail Corridor CDP, March 22, 2012

Plank challenge: Minutes a day for MitoCanada, February 23, 2012

Neighbours discuss public space proposals, February 23, 2012

 City reintroduces 2008 traffic measures, January 26, 2012

It’s open season for outdoor rinks, Kitchissippi Volunteers column, January 26, 2012

Kirkwood Avenue traffic shakes up residents, January 12, 2012

Author examines everyday people, December 15, 2011

Vigil and First United remembers women affected by violence, December 15, 2011

“Human clothesline” unites area schools, December 1, 2011

Residents question Parkdale condo tower proposal, December 1, 2011

Kitchissippi’s men of Movember get growing, November 17, 2011

Traffic diversions divide community, November 3, 2011

IDRC Reports, Dispelling myths about social service provision, January 1998

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