I’ve been frighteningly dull this winter. It refused to release its icy grip on the city and I refused to crawl out of my cave of self-imposed solitude until it stopped snowing. I had a desperate moment last month as I strapped on my heavy winter boots and shoved my arms into my 80lb winter coat wherein I fantasized about setting the lot on fire and dancing naked around the flames. Then I remembered this is Canada and I’ll be needing that winter gear again in seven months so I opted to put down the matches.
April showers bring May flowers, and once it finally stopped dumping fluffy whiteness down upon us, it really did start to rain. Then it started to get warmer. But this ain’t no weather report — I’m here to tell you that as the ground thawed out, so did I. I’ve been feeling better. Not great, but better, and sometimes that’s all you can really ask for. I’ve been burying myself in work, both the kind that gets me paid and the kind that feeds my soul, and I’ve got a new project I’m really excited to tell you about.
Ben Gresik and Jason Woudsma, the masterminds behind the project, happen to be friends of mine. Ben told me about the project and asked if I’d be interested in writing for it (DUH. I SAID YES). Every week a piece by a different writer will go up on the site, and already some of the most skillful writers I know are getting involved. My first piece, “How To Burn A Bridge” will be going live on May 28. I’m already working on my next one. Jason’s first piece kicks so much ass and you should go devour it with your eyeballs right now. RIGHT. NOW.
So that’s what I’ve been up to. That and venturing back out into the real world.
It’s going to be a great summer, I can feel it.