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On Friday, February 24th I spent a few hours volunteering for the SPCA’s annual Bake a Difference fundraiser. The event is tied in with National Cupcake Day. Helping animals and eating cupcakes, could there be a better way to spend … Continue reading
It is the winter of 2003. Fred is helping me out to a van; I am doubled over with pain, barely able to breathe. The van’s driver is Christian, the manager of the yacht club in Golfito, Costa Rica. He … Continue reading
Don’t close your eyes yet. For now, I only want you to think back to a time when you found yourself in “the wrong part of town”. Maybe it was an accident, a wrong turn, bad directions, or maybe you … Continue reading
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
When it comes to empathy, I was late to the party. I arrived to find the presents opened and the cake mostly eaten. I was embarrassed at my inexcusable tardiness. Lately, empathy has been occupying a significant chunk of space … Continue reading
Raise your hand if you think you are racist. I can’t see you but my guess is your hand is down. My guess is most people, when asked if they are racist, would say no. I would say no. And … Continue reading
“Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture. Cultural appropriation is seen by some as controversial, notably when elements of a minority culture are used by members of the cultural majority; this … Continue reading
On the list of things I suck at, you will find: Baking Math Geography and navigation Sewing Not eating chocolate Self-promotion and marketing That last one is unfortunate, given that I am an indie published author and 100% of the … Continue reading