Author Archives: Organized Bohemian

About Organized Bohemian

Dana M. Petric is a writer/landscape gardener/blogger/performer/office temp/web designer. Her wrestle between creative and money-making ventures permeates her writing. Self-publishing her first book, Growing Iris, Dana continues on her path toward writing full-time. Beginning her post-secondary education at UBC (Liberal Arts dropout), she prevailed at George Brown Theatre School (Theatre Arts Diploma) and matured at BCIT (Technical Writing Diploma). She lives in Vancouver, BC with her partner Eric and daughter Cleo.

Growing Tulips

Life happens before my eyes. The colour, smell, shape – a flourishing flower, carries an elegance and beauty, which turns me into a magician instead of just a gardener. A cold, damp spring delays your appearance. I watch you grow, … Continue reading

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in·cre·ments

 The (wo)man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Confucius I don’t want to bore myself or you with another life-changing realization, but… – I finally understand the idea that doing small actions adds up to … Continue reading

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Cuba is…(cont’d)

Cienfuegos is… Magda, Nestor, Nestor Jr., Anna, Asniel (taxi driver), Alexis (horse & carriage driver) along with the waiter (at Te Quedaras) who gave me the blue linen napkins because I said I liked them. Travel opens you up to … Continue reading

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Cuba is…

south of the Tropic of Cancer, hugging the Straits of Florida, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea… an island pulsing with potential. An era of entrepreneurism is in the air – like Airbnb, which connected us with accommodations throughout the … Continue reading

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The Iris Odyssey Book Series

It was only supposed to be just one book! Now it is two. Budding Iris, the second book in the Iris Odyssey series, is published. Iris continues her quest for fulfillment, achievement – notoriety – fame! Why write a book? … Continue reading

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Early Morning Hike on the Skookumchuck Trail

skookum = water             chuck= flows ‘where the rapid water flows’ A 3-hour round-trip hike through the sword fern-black slug laden path – an early morning hike takes us past Brown Lake. All is quiet. We are alone. I look … Continue reading

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Writing is Thinking

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.   Henry Ford Finishing my second book, Budding Iris, I realize that writing has taught me to think. The act of writing for … Continue reading

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