UnPretty

This is something I've wanted to write about for a long time, but it's hard to write about. Not because it's an emotionally difficult subject -- it's not, at all, for me. It's hard to write about because the typical responses to talking about this topic are so predictable and not helpful. If you talk …

Beware These Ides

March 14 was the two-year anniversary of the first case of Covid-19 reported in Newfoundland and Labrador. It was also the day when, despite astronomically high case rates and record deaths, the NL government followed suit with governments all over the country and in many parts of the world in rushing to declare victory over …

All Good Things

Sometimes people share a meme online where they ask, "What would you be doing if you'd fulfilled your childhood dream for when you grew up?" Mine is the most boring answer: exactly this. I never wanted to (or was qualified to, really) do anything but teach and write. I decided in about Grade 2 or …

The Suckiversary

Yesterday, March 11, 2021, was the one-year anniversary of the day the WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Canada declared a day of mourning and remembrance for the more than 22,000 people who died of COVID in that last year. I remember March 11, 2020 -- still three days before we got our first case …