How many degrees of separation before I have to move?

It was a blistering hot Saturday afternoon, I found myself at a local lakefront festival surrounded by the who’s-who of my town that included the mayor and a local political party leader who probably peed in my childhood pool at some point when we were both kids growing up together. I'm sure I'm not alone in … Continue reading How many degrees of separation before I have to move?

But, where do I check my emotional baggage?

You just booked your next trip, googled all the best restaurants within walking distance to your hotel and scouted out all the drool worthy locations to be photographed in that will look best with a Valencia filter for your Instagram feed. You’re on cloud 9, bragging about all the fancy alcoholic beverages you’re going to … Continue reading But, where do I check my emotional baggage?

Life gave me lemons, so I took half the furniture

Everybody has their own version of a horrible break up story. Unfortunately, many of us have experienced being lied too, cheated on, taken advantage of and even emotional or physical abuse in a relationship. We’ve all been exposed to the countless horror stories that cut like a knife from either our own experiences or those … Continue reading Life gave me lemons, so I took half the furniture

My first (gay) boyfriend – a lesson in chivalry

It was 2nd semester, my grade 10 year, I was just getting into the groove of  “real” high school and learning how to style my frizzy blunt bangs, when I met my first official boyfriend. Having been sheltered for a majority of my primary years attending a church basement private school, the culture shock of … Continue reading My first (gay) boyfriend – a lesson in chivalry