Category Archives: Life Stuff

A Letter to Save John Muise

One of my best friends recently told me that John Muise – long-time instructor at St. Thomas University – is not returning to teach next year. St. Thomas University is not renewing his contract. For me, and for everything John … Continue reading

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The Never-Ending Battle: A Reading

I’ve considered reading The Never-Ending Battle aloud, but when Open Minds Quarterly republished the story in their Classroom Edition, I couldn’t think of a better celebration. This reading unexpectedly became one of the most publicly emotional things I’ve ever done. … Continue reading

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The Never-Ending Battle: Rewritten & Republished

In 2009, Open Minds Quarterly published my short story, The Never-Ending Battle, in their Fall edition, Volume XI, Issue III. Along with stories in The Country Connection and A Thousand Faces, it was one of four of my published work that year. It … Continue reading

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The Wall that Broke Me

Five years ago, I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature at York University. At the time, it was my biggest accomplishment. I thought to myself, “Finally! After 13 sporadic years in university, I have this blasted 4-year … Continue reading

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My Only Writing Award

My family moved to Summerside, Prince Edward Island when I started Grade 7. For most of the next six years, I thought I hated living there. I hated my neighbourhood because at least half of the boys that bullied me … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why I Love DDP Yoga

Yoga has been a long-time passion of mine. The first time I tried it was a half-hour exercise show that came on every morning when I was younger. It was relaxing and yet also gave me sore muscles (in a … Continue reading

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My Flying Dream

For years, I’ve had something of a re-occurring dream. Not every night, unfortunately, but every once in awhile, I’ll have my favourite dream: a flying one. When I started having them, I was only able to leap a few feet … Continue reading

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