Category Archives: News and politics

Spotlight On: Creative Ink Festival

In the spring of 2015, the Creative Ink Festival held a one-day, “sneak peek” event, to give local readers, writers, and artists a taste of what to expect in 2016. Well, the main event is almost here and I am … Continue reading

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Worse Than Death

Anniversary season has begun. “This time last year…” But that is not why I’m writing this. Well, it is and it is not why I am writing this. Two important movements are happening in North America right now, both of … Continue reading

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Sins of the Grandfather

My Grandmother, on my mother’s side, lived with me for all of my childhood and to this day I do not know my grandfather’s name. While organizing some of the boxes I kept from my Dad’s place, I came across … Continue reading

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Our Story

My swirling thoughts have been swirly-er than usual lately. Traveling through the lands to the south of my lovely-yet-frigid homeland always puts me in the path of people with different—sometimes wildly different—perspectives and views than mine. For all our similarities, … Continue reading

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Creepy Creepers and How Not to Be One

While doing some housekeeping behind the scenes of these Coconut Chronicles, I stopped to read some of my old posts (I swear I’ll get around to re-formatting them some day). Overlooking some of the more egregious grammatical errors, it was … Continue reading

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Say Anything?

One of my favourite television shows of all time is the Twilight Zone—both the original and the 1980’s reboot. Along with a good dose of SFF, the series often tackled philosophical questions in settings divorced from our current reality, which … Continue reading

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Mind Killer

What scares you? Not in the big, metaphorical sense but in an immediate, palm-sweating, heart racing kind of way. Spiders? Heights? Water? In Frank Herbert’s classic novel, Dune, fear is described as “the mind killer”. There is some truth in … 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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Stuck in the Middle?

Have you ever watched small children argue over something we consider trivial? As a non-parent, casual observer, the argument I see most frequently is over a material possession. Child A has no interest in The Thing. But then Child B … Continue reading

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Giving Bathing Suit Season the Finger

Summer = swimming. That’s the equation that could sum up most of my childhood summer vacations. Whether splashing around in my backyard above-ground pool with my friends, zipping down a water slide, or diving into one of my province’s bounty … Continue reading

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