February 11, 2018

The offer stands

Like a sentinel

Well.. maybe I could give you room enough to breathe

So you might find the answers

To my avalanche of questions

Somewhere within

In time

Time is suspended for me 

Minutes are endless

Hours are years

Hence my urgency

My fear it’ll all slip away fro...

February 7, 2018

Dear INSIDE STORIES community..

I have been absent for the past ten days and may be for more days to come. My beautiful sister, Catherine, passed away suddenly last Sunday, January 28th. I am devastated, as is each member of my family. I will re-emerge in time and I wil...

December 27, 2017

The inimitable Sage Tyrtle is beloved on the Toronto storytelling scene. She has captivated audiences with her monthly High Stakes Storytelling event. She is also a teacher of storytelling and one with whom I was privileged to study.

Recently, I recorded one of my stori...

December 4, 2017

What if I reached out to touch you

What if you reached back to me

What if I pulled you in closer

What if you didn’t resist

What if we kissed

What if a breeze was blowing

What if we danced in the mist

What if we kissed

What if your arm slipped around me

What if you loved how it...

November 28, 2017

Remember that time I made an ass of myself on Kardinal Offishall's Instagram feed? 

I do. 

It was the morning of November 27, 2017. I woke up with the sun and sashayed out to the living room to watch its ascent through my twenty-seventh story window overlooking Lake Onta...

October 22, 2017

Upon hearing sad news from my hometown this morning of the overdose death of a childhood friend, I'm revisiting this piece. The stack just keeps getting deeper...

forty five years old
with a stack of dead friends
I wonder
if I laid them end to end
could I build a bridge
...

October 18, 2017

Gord Downie is dead. 

This seems like an impossibilty. 

For 30 years he and his four bandmates have stitched themselves into the fabric my life. At stadium shows and festivals, in hometown bars, over airwaves on road trips, around camp fires... ...the list goes on. As I...

October 12, 2017

I take in the world around me as I move through it. This morning every detail feels more vivid.  


A man captures my attention. He stands on the corner of King and Dufferin out of place amidst the morning commuters with their iPods, lattes, and expression...

October 12, 2017

With the incessant pounding of my own heartbeat in my ears, I am beyond frustrated with my inability to sleep. I draw my head out from under the pillow and I could swear the September sun is mocking me as I squint in the direction of the clock. The burning sensation in...

October 12, 2017

I hold my breath as he searches the keyboard on my MacBook for the ‘A’ that comes after ‘J’, pausing to examine every key, so close his chin is nearly resting on the trackpad. He finds it and triumphantly types it in. 

We sit side by side at the dining table in our lake...

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