Honeysuckle Gods

Earlier today I headed out to my favourite cafe in search of chocolatey croissants and a higher order of coffee. Instead of taking the regular route - the one along 10th avenue - I walked up 11th. With its canopy of billowing trees and row upon row of perfectly manicured yards, 11th Ave makes for... Continue Reading →

Laughing It up With Charlie Demers

“Okay, here's one I'd like to do: Whereas it is a naturally-evolved trait that can spur hard work and creativity, be it resolved that anxiety is a good thing. And then I'd argue against that.” ~ Charles Demers commenting on CBC's The Debaters for SCENE Online, Winnipeg, 2013 A crowd of 400 fans erupt into waves of... Continue Reading →

Conversations With Dog

Like most Fall days in Vancouver, the weather was grey and soggy and positively depressing - the kind of afternoon where being alone with one’s own thoughts can lead to all kinds of dissonance.  Fortunately, I have a Boxer. Having a Boxer means never losing your sanity, because when it comes to keeping it together, nothing... Continue Reading →

American Apparel

When I was a young girl, maybe 10 or so, I came perilously close to being killed – along with my Mother, my younger sister and my little brother, too. Like any brush with death, the event occurred without warning: Mom had just picked the three of us up from our swimming lessons at the... Continue Reading →

Eat, Or Be Eaten

I'm curious about the reactions ordinary people have to being trapped in extraordinary situations. Events that, although not catastrophic, register beyond the scope of our experiences, and our basic grasp of the social contract.It's probably safe to predict that when met with the unexpected, people automatically default to a right or left brain response –... Continue Reading →

The Rogue Volunteer

St. Paul’s Hospital, located in downtown Vancouver, B.C., recently announced the launch of  “Angels Cradle”,  a program that allows impoverished Moms who are unable to provide for their newborns the opportunity to drop them off at the hospital - for good -  no questions asked.The objective of this program is to negate a sad trend in... Continue Reading →

The Asshole’s Checklist

Sometimes, I think I'm surrounded by assholes– sandwiched by them even. Perhaps that's my lot in life, maybe it's my destiny, but I refuse to just sit around, and do nothing. It may not be the most popular of subjects, not exactly sexy, but somebody has to take a stand. Here's the Poop Regardless of... Continue Reading →

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