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The last word is love. This has been an extraordinary time of transition for me. New beginnings. Unwanted endings. Long periods of stasis. Profound sadness. Powerful reassurances of friendship. Augmented belly-laughs to warm my hollowed heart; and loss. So much loss. In the space of a few...

From abandonment to the solace of unexpected companions. It's all one world. There's only one way in. Then it's through.* Nothing Nothing wields more power than nothingWeightless, shapeless It should bear no threatA vacuumA pocket of air only given shape From the something that surrounds it, butTo do nothingTo...

My mind is a strange and deeply mysterious place. I'm not sure I can accurately explain why certain things catch my attention and demand to be crafted into prose/poetry. Sometimes I am working through some emotional issues that find some degree of relief or validation...

How come gonch are funny and panties make us cringe? *random thoughts from a funny-boned feminist* Remembering the deliciously funny word “gonch” recently sent me down an unexpected rabbit hole considering society’s wildly different approaches to underwear depending on if you are male or female, and reminded...

Excited to claim to be a "regular contributor" to the Globe and Mail, as I've had a third essay published in their First Person section. My Eulogy to my Piano was in the print copy February 24, 2022 and can be seen online here. So...

There has been a battle raging in my living room—a deep-rooted standoff that began when I was a child of about nine. That is the age I was when my parents drove to a stranger’s house in a nearby community to purchase a second-hand piano...

Many of you will know I have a deep and multi-year relationship with a beautiful ruffian of a neighbourhood crow. This crow, (that I named Zane), is a constant companion in my backyard and I have come to trust and eagerly anticipate his company in...

I was at a memorial this past weekend to support a lifelong best friend who had to say goodbye to his mother. This being the same friend who just two years ago also, unexpectedly, lost his brother. That is a lot of loss to process...

I’m sure you all remember being afraid of the dark as a child. That irrational uneasiness that would take the otherwise safe haven of your room, your bed, and plunge it into a labyrinth of worry and danger the moment the light was switched off...