SMITH VS. SMITH

John and I returned to Vancouver Island at the end of April. Since that time, we’ve been gardening, planning a kitchen, spring cleaning, volunteering, you know, the things you do when you return to your home after three months, like writing a book, novelette, short story, poem, haiku. Here it is. Regret sleepless restless nights…

Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bannnnggggggggg!

  My brother, Shenley: How’d the bathroom renos go? John: Awful. We missed your help. Trust me, I would rather have spent the entire day at Kin Beach. Shenley: Couldn’t have been that bad. John: Oh it was. Trust me. Flashback to the morning… Bang! Bang! Bang! BANG!!! John: Arghhhhhhh! G#$ Damn it! The nail keeps bending when I hammer…

Open Letter to Habitat for Humanity

Dear Habitat for Humanity, Hello. My name is Shelley Smith. Since September 2012, my husband, John and I have volunteered for Habitat. The purpose of this letter is to share my thoughts and feelings on June 14th’s Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North Piercy Build Dedication Ceremony and to offer my thanks to Habitat for creating the opportunity for us to participate in this worthwhile cause. Prior to…