Category Archives: Life

Walking the Line

I would be a better blogger if I had fewer friends. Correction: I would be a more honest blogger if I had fewer diverse friends. Since I transitioned these Coconut Chronicles from “funny travel blog” to “blog about whatever I’m … Continue reading

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I Used To…

An alien is about to burst out of my chest. Or perhaps that’s my heart. We are doing atomic push ups. Three sets of ten reps is the goal. I have done three reps. Two and a half? I have … Continue reading

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Shift

“I’m not feeling it.” These words, written by my friend and co-author Josh, were like a bucket of cold water being dumped on my head.  Here we were, sixteen chapters into the outline for our fifth and final novel in … Continue reading

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Starting Over…Again

Last week, on a beach walk with a visiting friend, we spoke of the big changes in our lives and how we were coping with the upheaval. Trish and her husband John had just been settling in to their Vernon … Continue reading

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AWKWARD

In Madame Porges French class, in Burnsview Jr. High, I once eavesdropped on a conversation about The Who. The conversation was not conducted en français, as it really should have been, but the participants were two of the cool kids … Continue reading

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18 Things No One Told Me About Being an Adult

I don’t know if this is a list of things I wish someone had told me when I was young or if people told me these things and I didn’t listen. Or maybe it’s a list of things about being … Continue reading

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Panic in the Control Room

February 2, 2016 Today I’m writing from the base of Mount Shasta, in California, in the world’s most comfortable chair, looking out over a trout pond ringed by patches of snow and sturdy pines. This is the second-to-last stop on … Continue reading

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