The grosser side of travel that your editor won’t let you put in the book!Read More
It’s the people, the heart and the story behind the place that define an experience. And as much as it aches to say goodbye, and causes the occasional snot-storm, – that’s what this trip is about.
Left and Leaving.Read More
We have drawers full of boring Santa photos, so this year we decided to jump in on the action and do a little photobombing and not tell our kids.
We'll probably go on the naughty list for this. What else is new?Read More
Diversify your friendship pool. Avoid surrounding yourself with a bunch of like-minded people with the exact same views and interests, who are in the exact same stage of life. This might be one of the best pieces of advice I got when I was younger.Read More
I signed my son up for swimming lessons so that he could start earning those leveled badges that say you can swim (even though, like most kids, Oskar can already hold his own in the deep end of a pool).
As all the other kids were off showing the instructor that they could swim 10 meters in a straight line, Oskar’s eyes were closed, his head bobbed up and down and he performed a 2-minute long drum solo on his flutter board. This, unfortunately, was not one of the skills the Level 2 instructor was testing.Read More
If you had the chance to talk to yourself when you were 17, what would you say?
I had an opportunity that was as close to that as I might ever get.Read More
Rocky was an asshole. He terrorized me for an entire summer. All ten pounds and one foot of him.
My kids and I were talking about how you’re supposed to stand up to bullies. And my seven year old son asked me if I’d ever been bullied. Well, no, not exactly. Not by another kid. But there was this one summer when my life was made a living hell by Rocky the Rooster.Read More
Instead of cursing your cold, sorry ass, Winter, and spending four months fantasizing about living somewhere hot - I am taking you on. And I will defeat you. I will bring you to your knees.
This is my Winter Bucket List (or as I like to call it Winter Fuck-It List). It will keep me so busy, and having so much fun that I will be sad when the snotcicles melt.Read More
I assigned my Red River College Creative Writing students to write the most AWKWARD sex scene they possibly could...I decided to take a stab at this myself.Read More
The first thing I do when I wake up is go and fetch water from my neighbour’s hose --- because people who don’t have cell phones probably don’t have running water either.Read More