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Two Balls of Wool

I learned to knit around the time that Paul and I got together, almost eight years ago. For my first knitting project, I bought wool that should have been spun into a skein. I didn’t know and got it all … Continue reading

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Early Adopters

Since becoming a parent, I’ve been awed by some other parents whom I’ve met. They are the parents who adopt children who have had tumultuous beginnings. In my old neighbourhood, I met the mom of a little girl who was … Continue reading

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Blur Snippet

red, gold, orange – autumn’s blur from my bicycle, accompanied by a crackling whir.

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Golden Snippet

awww, autumn. your golden days make you glorious. your colours wrap around me.

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Pink Headphones Snippet

there was this teenage girl walking, rather slowly across an intersection. the first thing i noticed was her large bubblegum headphones, then the red light, and then the numerous rush-hour cars screeching to a halt to avoid hitting her. will … Continue reading

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Baby Blanket Snippet

quite a while ago, before we moved back from san francisco, i took james for one last stroller ride down to the bay. he was about nine-months old. i bundled him up and covered him with the baby blanket i … Continue reading

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Deserted Snippet

i see this sight pretty regularly and it gives me this little, sick feeling in the pit of my stomach every time: a man sitting in an old kitchen chair, looking out of a deserted store-front window, with ladders and … Continue reading

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