Family, Identity

My Dad

September 12, 2018

Dad passed away two years ago; just before midnight (local time) Monday September 12, 2016, in Owen Sound, Ontario. He was surrounded by family and passed peacefully at the age of 89. He is survived […]

Family, Identity

Happy Bday To Me

July 9, 2018

As I wrote here back in January, I will complete my 60th orbit around Sol on July 25th. Mom said I finally popped out (I came out later) around 4:25pm. A few weeks later than […]

Family, Identity

Living to Sixty- Big Deal?

January 19, 2018

Living to 60 is not that surprising for most Can-American white cismales of (sometimes) middle-income. I made decisions in my youth that continue to impact my life. As I think ahead to this summer, and […]

Family, Identity

More TBT Kaleidoscope Pieces

January 14, 2018

Spinning pain into joy Continuing my series of Teddy Bear Tears Kaleidoscopes – “deceptively bright expressions of pain and anger over repressed childhood trauma.” I don’t know if my resistance to a palette of only/mostly […]

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The Fluidity of Time

January 10, 2018

A guest post by my niece Kayla. Started as a short post to celebrate a milestone, this post contains insights and wisdom on time, recovery, and ambiguity. Here is how this blog post came to […]