With a week full of wind and rain, October is  bidding adieu to you and you and me!

From the looks of the sky today, we might possibly have some snow on the lawn before the leaves are piled up for another year.

This last week of October is certainly setting the stage for that night of trick or treating. The excitement of little ones planning their costumes is clear to all the parents and stores. It always amazes me how the event takes over.

Anyone looking for some Hallowe’en writing inspiration might want to check out Mari L. McCarthy’s list at  Halloween Journal Prompts for Treats not Tricks .

There is a huge pumpkin waiting to be carved. Each year it is a big event in our household, along with roasting the pumpkin seeds afterwards.

Whatever the weather, have a safe happy Hallowe’en!


2010 pumpkin!








Green Bins in the News! Write on.

The community in which I live has a track record for progressive steps in waste disposal.

Green bins are an integral part of the garbage disposal issue.


Since the colourful bins arrived on our street over a year ago, our garbage can input has reduced considerably. Each week, it stands side by side with the blue bins. Overall the system is working.

I am puzzled by some people’s reluctance to embrace a program that works so well.

Waste disposal can become a part of green living. Placing food scraps & other appropriate items into a counter-top container is one option. Also, you can Green the Newspaper!  After reading your daily newspaper fold it into a compostable container for your indoor pail of material for the outdoor green bin. Eventually, this material that is picked up by the Waste Management trucks will become compost.

How great is that!

October 20 is National Day on Writing. Need a topic to discuss? You can write some thoughts about green bins!