Category Archives: Life

Not Alone

  “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main…” ~ John Donne, Meditation 17, Devotions upon Emergent Occasions When I lived in Costa Rica, ants were among … Continue reading

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A Short Rant About This Thing That Makes Me Want To Scream

Have you seen this little “gem” floating around social media? If you’re a woman, did it make you feel better about yourself? Did you read this and think, “See, all these little flaws are okay because I’m a woman and … Continue reading

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Givers, Takers, Emergency Masks and Open Windows

I’m taking a break from my grief ramblings to talk about a pet peeve of mine. Though I’ve come across this peeve several times in real life, it’s on Facebook where I see it in its most concentrated form. The … Continue reading

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My Life In Boxes

In the end, we own nothing. I’ve been sorting, compressing, and culling all of my worldly possessions in preparation for the latest move. I’m familiar with the procedure; I could pack in my sleep. Even so, I stare at piles … Continue reading

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By now a few people in my life know that the situation with my sister’s leukemia has taken a not-so-great turn. She had begun her third round of chemotherapy from home, which we thought was a good sign, but then … Continue reading

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Love Thy Neighbour

Last week our truck was broken into. That may be a bit misleading since the truck was unlocked. Prez’s fault. He’d come home from work, exhausted, and had forgotten to lock up. The thieves only took a bag of quarters … Continue reading

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Welcome! 10 Tips to Help You Not Feel Like a Lonely Outsider

In ten days, I will be attending, presenting and blue-pencilling at the Creative Ink Festival in Burnaby, BC. (*Update: This year the festival is May 6-8) And while I know that any event created and hosted by Social Ninja Extraordinaire … Continue reading

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The Goal Is…

What is the goal? I thought I knew the answer to this question. What I thought the goal was: Make a living writing books. Of course. I thought I was on the path to achieving that goal when something momentous … Continue reading

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Across Time and Space With Orange and Brown and Flowers and Clocks

This is my couch… It is ugly. It is old. When you sit on it, Ugly Couch creaks and shrieks as if it is in agony. Perhaps it is in agony. If your skin was patterned with brown and orange … Continue reading

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Random Comfort

I’ve heard often about the comfort of god and religion. That has always been something for other people, as I believe in no deities and belong to no religion. But the implications of that statement struck me recently. If god(s) … Continue reading

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