Every now and then, we're lucky enough to have moments that help to remind us that the actions of a few people can make a big difference. My birthday was on Friday. And I'll be honest, I wasn't feeling it. For whatever reason, I just couldn't bring myself to be excited or really care about… Continue reading Thank You
We are all time travellers. There. I said it. Am I crazy? Maybe. But hear me out before you judge me. And before your imagination goes out of control, no, I don't mean like Back to the Future where you hop into a hyper-marketed, underperforming, stainless steel toaster on wheels, plug in your preferred date,… Continue reading Just a Matter of Time
Holy merciful crap, is it ever friggin cold! I'm not going to lie. I've lived in Fort McMurray now for nearly 10 years, and I'm still shocked and amazed when the temperatures suddenly drop like a stone because winter has decided to throw a tantrum. Today is one of those days. I will give yesterday,… Continue reading The Weather Outside Is Frightful…and That’s It
Today, I am a loser. It's a hard thing to admit, but there you have it. There are times when you are simply forced to face the fact that there are some things you cannot control. And it has nothing to do with fate or destiny. I really don't believe in either. We all have… Continue reading What It Means to Lose
Her eyes stared blankly at the ceiling of the small makeshift tent. A thin layer of white frost lined the inside of the rough canvas fabric, though she didn't pay it much attention. Tonight, Emma's mind was wandering far from any such concern. The darkness of the early morning swirled about her; the fire had… Continue reading Sleep Takes Us
I remember a time when the world seemed to be so much bigger than it is today. A time when the world was filled with endless possibilities and a sense of magic. What happened? How did we get here? When I was young, I remember reading books about clouds, lava, trees, lightning, and oceans. I… Continue reading The Absence of Wonder
Did you ever wake up one morning and decide that you would try something different? Something new? Without warning? Just for the hell of it? A week ago, I had that very same thing happen to me. I got out of bed, fed the dogs, let them out, poured myself a cup of coffee, and… Continue reading Good Things
The United States should be the envy of the world. But sadly, they are not,. And I do not envy them today.
When I was a kid, I believed my parents had the answers to everything. I remember looking up to the adults in my life thinking they had it all figured out and they had the freedom to do anything they want. They seemed infallible and invincible. They were mature, wise, smart, and regal. There was… Continue reading Grow Up
When you've had a tough year, it's important to remind yourself that good things can still happen.