Insights

Have you ever had an intimate encounter with an animal, particularly a wild animal, that left you profoundly moved and affirmed your belief in the divinity of nature? Of course you have. Whether the bottomless compassion found in the eyes of a family dog, or...

As any sibling understands, there is no level playing field when it comes to parental attention, but instead a constant battle for Mom or Dad's love as expressed through: who got to sit in the front seat of the car/who got to sit on Mom's...

Another year has passed and it is Pink Shirt Day again in Canada (Feb 24, 2021). I continue to struggle with any kind of 'forced awareness' marketing campaigns as I fear the issues are always more complicated than that. BUT, of course, I wholly support...

I was thrilled to have my If I had a million dollars story published in the Globe and Mail today. My 2nd ever byline! "THAT'S what she said" has been my standing joke today as I work to reclaim this phrase to my feminist sensibilities. Between...

More boob induced musings. It's not like me to keep sharing properly personal things online, but I guess I'm fascinated by how my brain processes things into prose these days. So, I'm sharing this for the writing more than the subject matter if that makes...

My son turns 18 tomorrow, which should be a cause for celebration, right? Why then, am I so shattered with melancholy? I think it's because (as my youngest) I know that the delicious chaos of the 'kid years' is behind me and that I...

This is a story about the power of the “interweb” – and how tumbling through Twitter recommendations brought me full circle. A year ago I started writing a short story. A first for me as I cautiously step into my confidence as a writer, but...

It has just turned fall here in the Pacific Northwest which means the leaves are starting to change colour, the nights have cooled and the rain has begun its slow descent upon us. This is a time of gathering, of reflection and of coming home...

I debated whether or not to share this very personal piece I wrote earlier this week. But, I was thinking of all those women out there who have been or are currently in this particular fight during these desperate times and decided to take the risk. This is...