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How to use Pinterest as an excuse for your 20s...

Veering now into a bit of (non) fiction, your 20s, and the merits of Pinterest… or lack thereof.

Seeing how there is approximately 3900 km between Calgary and New Orleans–that being a 36 hour drive (thanks Google)–and assuming one is not so desperate, too lazy perhaps, to get there in time for Mardi Gras, our lovely city delivered its own, that being in the form of ‘Marda’ Gras in Marda Loop… get it? 911 more words


Patriots of my land

The world in anarchy
Ruled by an an hierarchy
Managed by a monarchy
Looking upon us with great scorn
Because of them my people mourn… 57 more words


Three non-fiction and one fiction: What I'm reading now.

Three non-fiction books and one short story collection is not necessarily a great mix.  I think the proportions are a little off, though, in truth, the short story collection reads like actual stories taken directly my childhood.   354 more words


Read It and Weep: Finding Strength in Books

Reading is by far one of my favourite forms of therapy. There’s nothing quite like the stirring of emotion and relief when I open a book and find out that there is another person out there, somewhere, who knows what it feels like to be me. 1,095 more words

Random Nonsense

Stop (in the name of love)

A list of reasons why you should never tell a writer what to write about:

1) Just don’t do it.

2) See above.

With Nanowrimo rising up on the horizon–or is it more accurate to say Nanowrimo is collapsing down upon us all like a poisonous fog?–I’m beginning to feel the pressure. 706 more words

the ones you lose

sometimes I wonder how it all fell apart, it was as if I just woke up one day and you became a completely different person. 191 more words


A young woman tells you what she's "learned..."

Not That Kind of Girl: A young woman tells you what she’s “learned”

By Lena Dunham 

Lena Dunham’s book was released in late September, and after just a few days on the shelf, I went to pick up my copy. 489 more words