Author Archives: clubfredbaja

This Post Is For One Person

Waiting for a bus, a woman says to the man next to her, “Wow, it’s twice as cold today as it was yesterday!” Yesterday it was 0 degrees Celsius. What is the temperature today? This is the question that changed … Continue reading

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It’s Just the Flu

Jan 2, 2007, somewhere in Oregon, I noticed my throat was sore. Probably just a cold, no big deal, I thought. This is where the narrator of my life should have said, “But it was not just a cold and … Continue reading

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The Letting Go

I’m grieving. Again. Not for the dead but for the loss of the living. Fred says I should get over it, ignore it, not talk about it. There’s a logic in that, I guess. But I keep coming back to … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Dirt That Feeds Us

Rain is coming soon. I’m in the garden, rushing to fertilize, seed, re-pot, plant and organize before Saturday, when the skies will darken and burst. My six broccoli starts are getting “leggy”–a term I’d only associated with a particular brand … Continue reading

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One Door Closes

I’d planned on closing out the Coconut Chronicles permanently on May 17th, the day we left Canada fifteen years ago, for the symmetry and symbolism. That was my plan. I am good at mistakes and bad at plans. Continue reading

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Broken

Packing up has begun over here at the Coconut Chronicles. Slowly, I am organizing posts and putting them into boxes. I seal them with tape and mark in black felt pen “Bahamas”, “Florida”, “Ucluelet”, “Baja”, and so on. There are … Continue reading

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Choose

I’ve been thinking about last words, about what I’d like to pass on in my final few Coconut Chronicles. I don’t know if it matters. It’s likely, in the long run, it won’t make any difference to anyone but me. … Continue reading

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The Time Has Come…

Lately this space has not been a welcoming one for me. I used to love my Chronicles. I loved them while Fred and I were traveling and this was a place to record our adventures. I loved them when we … Continue reading

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The Beautiful, Treacherous, Complicated Art of Communication

“Kris, tell your dad it’s dinner.” I can’t count how many times in my childhood I played messenger for my mom while she gave my dad the silent treatment. That phrase is too sterile in my opinion. “Silent treatment”, it … Continue reading

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The Peri-Menopause Diaries II – Does this bulky uterus make me look fat?

Previously on I Hate My Uterus, Why Is It Doing This To Me… From the number of private messages and emails I received after my last peri-menopause post, it looks like I am not alone in the struggle. Some folks … Continue reading

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