Things I’m OK With.

Older, always getting older. Lines I never had before (and only I can notice) have begun appearing on my face. My chubby cheeks are a little more sunken because age attacks your face first and then the rest of your body. But I’m not one to talk, I’m 27. I can hear folks older than […]

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Right, So About That…

Surrounded by half-filled cardboard boxes, a layer of dust settling on everything, I’ve decided I need a break. Today has been more productive than the entire months of August and September combined, and I feel cautiously optimistic about it. I washed a month’s worth of smelly dishes, did a month’s worth of smelly laundry, and […]

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Don’t Answer.

My phone displays your number and I ignore the call, as I have several times for the past week. There’s no point in talking because I said all I had to say in the minute and a half it took me to break up with you. You leave me a voicemail and I hesitate for […]

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The Wanderer II

READ PART ONE HERE. I could not let it go, this obsession with the butterfly I lifted from the sidewalk and placed inside the flowers. Should I have taken him home? Was he still alive? Did he freeze to death in the unforgiving frost of the night? My lovely friend Brenda suggested that I return […]

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Whiskey & Wagon Wheels.

It’s hard to find time to see my sister. She made it downtown for my birthday last month and we decorated my Christmas tree and ate pie and rocked some classic N SYNC Christmas tunes. It was nice. But I typically only see her once every few months, and that’s a bit sad. We’re both […]

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The Wanderer.

Canadian winters are notoriously cold, even in southern provinces. In late summer and early autumn, monarch butterflies begin their migration to warmer climates to wait out the frost so they can return in the spring. Karl and Norah Urquhart spent 38 years trying to determine their migration pattern before finally figuring it out with the […]

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