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    Life Musings

    A season of stillness

    A woman wearing leopard ballet flats and a canvas bag slung across her shoulder pauses outside the window to light a cigarette before moving on. For once, I am not the one…

  • Life Musings

    Grief, grace, and gratitude

    “I’m angry. I’m just really pissed off at the Universe right now. I’m just….mad.” I confessed this to a group of women (some of whom I barely know) recently. They watched with…

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    Life Musings

    Being in the Gap

    I have been thinking a lot about life and death lately. Not only in the physical sense, but in the metaphysical sense, too. When I was a nurse working in the I.C.U.,…

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    Life Musings

    Patience

         I have in my hands a letter from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It’s addressed to London, Ontario and postmarked on July 16, 1965. The stamp in the left hand corner is…

  • Life Musings

    Full Circle

    Yesterday was a special day. “Happy Anniversary!” my friend texted me. The anniversary I was celebrating wasn’t your typical one. It wasn’t a romantic one, a sober one, or even a friendship…

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    The Landing is Soft

    As I write this, I’m sitting at my grandmother’s old desk, surrounded by family photos and an assortment of colorful sticky notes with handwritten quotes on them, birthday cards, vintage cut-outs of…