When the Penny Takes a Decade to Drop

There are lots of things that I didn’t understand right away. Sometimes it’s just because I can be a bit slow on the uptake. Sometimes it’s because I’m not old enough or mature enough to quite grasp the concept. Sometimes it’s a lack of information, or experience. When I was growing up, my parents liked … Continue reading

What About Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s recently. Finally. After years of telling myself I should watch it as a film student, getting told I should watch it, and putting it on various lists of movies I had every intention of seeing, but never made time for, I watched it. I wanted to love it. I wanted … Continue reading

To Muzak

I love the canned music the restaurant next door to work plays. While I’m barreling down the four flights of stairs, desperate for a coffee not for the caffeine but for the five minutes of peace each all too short break gets me, its somehow soothing to hear “nobody said it was easy” floating in … Continue reading

Might As Well

You know how every so often, when you’re wandering about the city, you run into the person who’s missing a marble or two, singing or dancing to music that nobody else can hear? It may come as a surprise, but lately I’ve been that person. Wandering around town with my MP3 player and whatever my … Continue reading

Settling Down, or Settling? Secrets Part 2

After writing this post about the post secret I saw, that I wish I knew the author of, I saw another postcard. The writing on this one: “In the past 15 years, I have lived and worked all over the world. Everyone thinks my life is glamorous… But the truth is every time I plan … Continue reading

Secrets: Post and Otherwise

I just saw the first Post Secret card that I wish I knew the writer of. It reads: I’d travel the world with you. It’s a photo of the interior of an airport. A waiting room bench in the foreground, with the window and planes in the background. I once asked someone to travel the … Continue reading

Greatness

I wrote this a little while ago, but it does seem rather appropriate to post on election day, even if it is only a provincial election. I know I’m hoping to dodge another federal election for at least a couple of years, and I’d kinda like to get this one out a bit before that. … Continue reading