“We Shall Arrive Soon” True North Writing Contest

It was an unexpected surprise to find out that my short story, “We Are Fuel” was chosen as a runner-up in the Communitech True North Writing Contest. (Special thanks to Erin Bow for selecting my work!). I’m excited to be part of this Canadian event, and after a quick peek at the site for the... Continue Reading →

Advertisements

I Thought I Told You Twice: Bike Thiefs’ “Lean Into It”

If you've been seeking a band that supports dogs with anxiety and demurs at the consumerist principle of destination weddings, you probably need to meet Bike Thiefs. Fundamentally, I insist that you need to have your bike stolen to really understand life--fortunately, this three piece out of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada isn't so dire. Conversational, yes. Sardonic,... Continue Reading →

The Plaza Paper (A True Story)

I found it half-hidden in the seam of a decorative pillar. A standard white 8.5" x 11", filled with printed text on one-side. The font is size 11 Calibri, Microsoft Word's most recent default. The first thing I can tell is that someone opened the program and started typing before firing it off to the... Continue Reading →

Autumnal Equinox (Freewriting S.A.D)

Although I have a hard time identifying with any belief system, one's actions can sometimes categorize one's self into certain identities. With that said, I guess I'm fairly pagan--as wonderfully nebulous as that is. I celebrate the solstices and equinoxes. They designate important time periods in my part of the world, and are particularly important... Continue Reading →

I Only Looked (James Bay, Victoria, B.C.)

There's a house that calls itself Superior somewhere near Menzies Street---   It's setback from the road, a cold huff stuck in its lungs and vines gnarled up the cedars that guard its Western false front---   Overgrown with weeds, maybe a missed paint job or two (goddamn sea breeze), it looked to me like... Continue Reading →

Canada 150 – Coast to Boundless Coast

I know patriot comes loaded with whatever hero narrative your country or culture loves and/or hates. For me, it's somewhat of a slander. It comes with the kind of fanaticism that tears apart populations and upholds borders for the sake of a population's "purity". But I guess in some vague definitions, I am a patriot.... Continue Reading →

Somewhere Up Meander River Way

For the past couple weeks, in my part of the world, there has been a disheartening deep freeze. That damn “polar vortex”. Or for those whose memories stretch past this decade’s latest fad, or don’t care about feigning a peripheral knowledge of meteorology, it’s more cozily known as a “Canadian winter”. Nationalities aside, we are... Continue Reading →

Up ↑