Monthly Archives: November 2015

Fear Fest

It’s been said that the opposite of love is fear. Fear has the capacity to carve out the architecture of our daily lives, which over days, weeks, months and years, piles up to become the scaffolding of a constricted lifestyle. … Continue reading

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From Fear to Love

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Plain but Nice

I was stopped in the hallway by an acquaintance one day in grade 10. “Fern and I were talking about you last night,” she said. “We concluded that you’re plain but nice.” I was stunned. “Oh,” I said, and nodded, … Continue reading

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Being with your peeps

After hot yoga and a massage, I dawdled through the neighbourhood farmer’s market and bumped into a friend. We hugged. We chatted. We discussed, and schemed. We exchanged ideas about projects and the day. She was off to spend time … Continue reading

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Midnight Wine Tasting

Who would choose to do a wine tasting at midnight? A likely cast of characters: a 22 year old graduate student (GS) visiting her mother in her home town her similar aged friend, who is a boy (B), not a … Continue reading

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Burrowing Season

Before the Season of Lights, we enter the season of rationed light. During the 7 weeks between Daylight Savings Time and the Winter Solstice, light is squeezed out of days like a sponge. Earth is out on a limb at … Continue reading

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Owl in the Tree

As I hit the trail for my run, a woman walking past said there was an owl in a tree further on. I got excited. I’ve never seen an owl in the wild before. Within moments on the trail, I … Continue reading

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