Let’s Talk

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 in Blog

I have a new essay up over at Little Fiction | Big Truths today. It’s the first essay–the first thing in general–that I’ve published in over a year. Almost two years. And the reason that I haven’t published anything has a lot to do, in a way, with what this essay explores. And while I’ve […]

Somewhere between sorrow and bliss

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 in Blog

I’ve been holding off a little on the New Year’s post that I’ve nonetheless been wanting to make–partly because I want, of course, to make sure that all of my thoughts are in order, but mostly because I feel guilty talking about my version of 2016 when so many other things have happened. Hard things, […]

A time for writing, a time for life

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 in Blog

Everything is different now, all of a sudden and not. I’m moving in a few days. I’m also changing jobs. New job, new house, new life.

What kind of life

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in Blog

I’ve been back at work at the hospital now for a few weeks, after a lovely summer of travel and writing and more travel and thinking, thinking all of the time. It was a good few months. One might even call them magical, in their quiet wondrous way. And now I am back in the […]

Letting go, again

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 in Blog

Last week, my bag was stolen at Word on the Street. I was there (wo)manning the FOLD tent, along with a few other wonderful FOLD volunteers. I’d placed my backpack underneath the table, where it had been hidden by the black tablecloth. What I didn’t realize at the time–and feel more than a little sheepish […]

Those that go, and those that stay

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 in Blog

We put our dog down on Tuesday of this week. A month ago, we found out that she had cancer–no warning, nothing to tip anyone off except for a brief moment when her cheeks puffed up, the moment that prompted the trip to the vet. We’d all thought it was allergies, because she’d struggled with […]

It’s raining hard against the roof.

Posted on Sep 17, 2016 in Blog

Out here in the Addington Highlands. Water teeming off the eaves and slicing down into the lake. I have been working all day and talking to the dogs and going for walks in the woods and it has been so quiet, so peaceful, so glorious. I go back to work at the hospital in two […]

Infinite Solitude

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 in Blog

It has been such a heck of a summer. In the best possible way.

Dressing the part

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 in Blog

Here’s a little story: three years ago, I got invited to a literary festival and carpooled up there with a number of other literary peeps. I happened to be driving, and spent the entire time during my drive to Toronto to pick everyone up worrying about the following things: a) Everyone would think I had […]

Multitudes and universes and radical self-care

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 in Blog

I am having something of a hard week. Between the news in the larger world outside–I am afraid to check the news now, afraid to check my Twitter feed almost all of the time–and little tiny sad things that nonetheless feel very big in my own tiny little life, it’s been a hard batch of […]