Canon AE-1

Sunday, I went exploring with my Dad’s Canon AE-1. This one is the most valuable camera in my collection. It is the camera my Dad used to take picture of my siblings and I when we were kids. I knew it existed from one conversation we had in his backyard. I had my 35mm Canon […]

Twelve Years

It’s hard to believe it has been twelve years. Twelve years since everything I thought I knew about life was altered with one phone call. Twelve years since my world was flipped upside down. Twelve years since I had to break the heart of the woman I admire most. Every year, this is the day […]

Armed With Will And Determination, And Grace, Too

Of all the beautiful and poetic lyrics he wrote over the years, there are none that describe Gord Downie better than this one. Armed with will and determination, and grace, too His will and determination while faced with a terminal illness was incredible, and nothing short of inspiring. And, the grace he showed throughout his […]

Read It: Girl In The Woods by Aspen Matis

I received this book as a gift from Owen for Christmas a year or so ago. Because it was from him, I really wanted to love this book. I wanted it to be a favorite. The story seems pretty simple. Girl gets raped in college. Girl needs to heal and find herself again. Girls sets […]

22 – Love Is Hard

Love is defined most simply as a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties. It seems simple enough. In fact, it would be fair to say that most of my friendships fall within this simple definition. Love is not that simple though. At forty years old, I still can’t wrap my head […]