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?      

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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.            ...

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Beauty Bar Betty

I go to spas or beauty places very occasionally. Sporadically and on a whim - that also describes my beauty regimen. Regimen is far too strong a word - it implies some kind of consistency. Fleeting thoughts is more like it. Followed by thinking I really should do...

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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. Bastards. I realized I'd...

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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 and the tips of his...

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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, organize my socks or...

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Ode to Take Out

Oh, take-out dinners, the kind you can phone to have sent over, this one is for you. From the mere idea of you...warm comforting food that someone else will make, saving me the trouble of cooking or even thinking, for that matter. You save me time. Make things easy....

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10 life lessons from my dog

1. Calm down and look around. There is something infinitely interesting in every spot you are in, like the smell of grass or saying hello to strangers. 2. Hanging out is better than everything. Time is for the people or dogs you enjoy. My teenage self was right,...

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