Homeward Bound

On the GO train. Heading to Toronto. Specifically The Danforth. I've read the news, listened to the eye witness account, seen the videos. And it's still mind numbing and heartbreaking. And it still makes no sense. My immediate family and friends are safe, unharmed. No one I love has been shot. Wow. What an incredible … Continue reading Homeward Bound

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Strong. Beautiful. Community.

My phone exploded with messages from friends and family telling me of the horror. I had barely been at work an hour when the texting began. Slowly a first. A then a flood of concern and inquiry. "Is everyone at Home alright?" They asked. "I think so. Why? What's happened?" I had no idea. "Turn … Continue reading Strong. Beautiful. Community.

Time Lessons

She promised she would never leave. But she did. I’m sure she’s forgotten and expects to be forgiven the breaking of her word. She said she couldn’t imagine life without me in it. Clearly, she didn’t realize imagination is limitless. She said we’d be friends. I see no evidence of that. She never calls, or … Continue reading Time Lessons

Battlefield

I stand at the edge in despair. Dejected. Confused. Alone. A sullen spectator to the fading magnificence of my literary world. Ravaged and ruined by the conflict of rules contained within simple words of caution. A lone witness to the power in the invisible placement of intentional boundaries. I move. I shift. I aimlessly drift. Wide-eyed … Continue reading Battlefield

Loss

It's been a while. I know. Life has gotten simpler and yet much more complex. My priorities are changing, and mostly now, by my design. And I am finally beginning to fully embrace the intellection of loss. A walk gently into the night is not exactly how I would describe this figuring out. This understanding. … Continue reading Loss