Archive for October, 2011

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

not waiting for fairy godmothers

where i’m from, the most beautiful days of the year are fall afternoons. bright-gold and sunshot, they make glitter out of the crimson of dying leaves and children out of grownups. i dare you to not scuff your feet along the sidewalks of October here on this sandy red mud rock, wearing clouds of fallen […]

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

yes, Virginia, there is an agenda

Toronto. Blissdom Canada, year 2. i had fun. saw some of my favourite people, had interesting conversations, danced, got kissed by a yam puppet, and sat on a panel with Nora Young of CBC Radio’s Spark. i can die happy. i also realized that social media is slipping through our fingers. tonight, the night after […]

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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

for the small, failed things

we pulled up the garden in shirtsleeves this weekend, somewhere in the middle of multiple pumpkin pies.┬áit was warm, crazy warm for Thanksgiving. after two days of hail, and winter jacket weather, it felt like Wonderland. i ate the last peas of summer, warm green time-travellers hidden in withered, weathered shells. a few last tomatoes […]

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

how to be a partner: a very partial primer

we dressed up and went downtown the other day. on a Sunday afternoon, like we were fancy people without small children and a brand-new washer full of gasoline fumes at home. a date. a 1:30pm to 6pm date, but it ended with dinner, so a date nonetheless, at least by our low standards. at 4:45 […]

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