Posts By: Karl Low

Tara Panrucker

Tara is a published author, poet, and freelance writer, currently residing on Vancouver Island. Writing credits include multiple outdoor adventure articles published at www.snowshoemag.com and www.riversportmag.com, as well as BC Market Reports for Thompson Okanagan Homes & Land magazine, and a news article and guest columns on www.castanet.net. She also writes blogs for a marketing company out of Nanaimo.

Tara is currently enrolled in online Athabasca University English courses and now has a trilogy of children’s eBooks available on Amazon’s KDP Select for Kindle: Ellie Captures a Star, Ellie Walks on the Moon, and Ellie Makes Sunshine. You can check out her web site and blog at www.tarapanrucker.wordpress.com.

Breaking from writing and studying, Tara enjoys practicing her ukulele, iPhone photography, stand up paddle boarding, and exploring hiking trails, usually with her feisty Boston Terrier leading the way—by a long way!

A Valued Life

Living life in harmony with a value system creates a strong foundation for a meaningful life.  Fostering your own personal values gives you a guideline you can refer to in all situations.  Think of your values as priorities—a code of ethics to live by.  Values can drive behaviour and provide structure and purpose in conducting… Read more »

Disconnect

Call me I’ll wait To hear your voice again Or tap me a txt Shrt nd swt Type me into your calendar Amid your Busy schedule If it suits Your agenda Your master plan of world domination On social media Where ‘friends’ Like to imagine Everyone cares When no one Has the time To be… Read more »

Choosing a Career Path

Beginning in childhood, we are asked what we want to be when we grow up.  Some of us have great imaginations: an astronaut, a race car driver, a rock star! Some of us know from the second we receive a certain toy what our career paths will be: doctor, police woman, or chef.  But for… Read more »

Wickedly Good Times

Sometimes, there is nothing like saying you are done with something—or someone.  Sometimes, it feels good to quit.  Sometimes, the only way to feel better is to indulge in something decadent.  And, sometimes, the only way to get your good vibes back is to do something you probably shouldn’t. I don’t recommend robbing a bank,… Read more »

Writing Strategies

According to the Collins Gage Canadian Paperback Dictionary, an essay is “a literary composition on a certain subject, a written theme assigned as an exercise.” Writing essays is a major part of university assignments, particularly English courses. ‘Therefore, knowing how to go about writing a clear, concise, well-crafted essay will take you far in any… Read more »

Poetry—A Fine Line

thrusting forward my arms squeeze around you tighter and tighter your wrist snaps gripping the throttle accelerating instantly lunging faster and faster we fly along the yellow line taking the corners at a forty-five-degree angle to the hard, rough asphalt below eyes wide open i watch the world go disconcertingly by in a vibrating blur… Read more »

Coping Strategies

Life is far from perfect.  No matter outward appearances, even the most ideal seeming life (okay, maybe not Gwyneth Paltrow’s) is rife with challenges, losses, and obstacles to overcome.  What separates individuals who let life get them down from those who overcome, or even flourish under difficult circumstances, are healthy coping strategies. But what are… Read more »

Fifteen Easy Steps to Organization

When life gets busy, life becomes messy.  Small items start to go missing and time is wasted searching for keys, phone chargers, and clothes.  While organizing your living space may seem like a chore, doing so can bring about a great sense of peace and a surge of new creative energy.  Time is also no… Read more »

The Peril of Procrastination

Some people might think working and studying from home is a dream.  You get to make your own work or study hours, avoid a stressful morning commute, and sip your steaming mug of coffee while wearing pajamas in front of your computer.  Indeed, these are all great benefits to working and taking online courses from… Read more »

50 Ways to Leave your Lover

Concluding you need to end a romantic relationship is never an easy decision.  No matter how long you’ve invested in the partnership, it’s hard to let someone down easy.  However, there may come a day when it becomes glaringly obvious it must be done.  For example, when your boyfriend knows a little too much about… Read more »