Things that inspire me to write #37: Winter solstice

Winter solstice has passed which means over here in the northern hemisphere our days our getting longer, our nights shorter—and if you believe what a lot of new agers, particularly my father, are saying, a new phase of energy in the world is now beginning. I don’t normally listen to any kind of proclamation that […]

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Things that inspire me to write #41: Snow

I seem to be dwelling a lot on one of what is often considered to be the utmost in boring of subjects: the weather. However, after lamenting about the lack of snow I feel it is my duty to recognize this morning’s frosted flake windfall. It snowed. Yes, Vancouver’s rainforest climate was blessed with a […]

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Things that inspire me to write #44: Christmas lights

My city seems to be growing wetter and greyer and slimier by the day. Sadly, that magical thing called snow which wraps the world in a blanket of blemish hiding, fuzz-ifying white perfection rarely visits Vancouver. But thankfully, we do have Walmarts and Home Depots and thus, Christmas lights. Somehow those five dollar strings of electric-infused wire […]

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