A good day for Maggie

A good day for Maggie

Maggie, my most excellent dog, had a wonderful pre-birthday celebration with my family. In her usual fashion, she stared down anyone who was eating. Her version of begging is actually silent. She’s all eyes. The eyes of hope and alertness. She sits quietly. And...

Dear Internet…

Here are some general comments and questions I have of you: – why are you so mad? – why are we falling off discussion topics so quickly? – why are couches so expensive?      
Nature says hello

Nature says hello

Photo from cp24.com This is the highway on the way into Toronto this morning. Nature loves to remind us that we’re not in charge. Note taken, nature. Note taken.            ...

Panic!

I always thought it odd that people said they got panic attacks. That they admitted it, because it takes openness to ‘fess up. I didn’t think I knew what one was – but I was just in denial. For fear they’d creep up on me and steal my breath....

Save the Pigeon

It’s times like this that I love people. I was heading into a grocery store and so was a pigeon. He was walking, as I was. Let’s call him Ben. However, Ben didn’t realize the automatic doors that had just opened would then close. It caught his tail...

Feel the fear and do it anyway

From stand up comedy to character pieces to video – the moments leading up to performing or displaying my work are incredibly debilitating – I literally shake, feel jittery, can’t eat, drink to much coffee or wine, suddenly need to clean my room,...