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An Open Letter to Tyler Shandro, Alberta Minister of Health

Dear Doctor Shandro, I call you doctor because I assume, given your blatant disregard to professionals in the industry, you yourself must be a medical doctor with some level of tenure. Otherwise your obviously loud, mouth-breathing mannerisms would come off as irresponsible and unreasonable and dangerous to the healthcare of Albertans. But that couldn’t be… Continue reading An Open Letter to Tyler Shandro, Alberta Minister of Health

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An Open Letter to Men in Search of High Value Women

A good writing friend of mine recently alerted me to a wonderful, informative tweet regarding the ideals a woman must adhere to in order to successfully hook a High Value Man. Now, I won't share the tweet itself, only this excerpt, as I believe kicking someone when they are down is unfair. However, I think… Continue reading An Open Letter to Men in Search of High Value Women

Chronic Pain Diaries, Random, Reflection, Uncategorized

Of

Of words. Of thoughts. Of the indistinguishable hum of your body and the city, moving together, crumbling in tandem. Of your smile through teeth, your laughter through emptiness. Of the definition of your life, laid out before you as a dissembled puzzle needing a steady hand to help you piece it back together. Of the… Continue reading Of

Chronic Pain Diaries, Random, Reflection, Uncategorized

Chronic Pain Diaries – The Menial

No one celebrates the menial tasks when you have chronic pain. No one celebrates any accomplishment when you have chronic pain, because there is an overarching belief that you should just do it. Bullshit. I want a tickertape parade for getting out of bed every day this week. I want a plaque engraved with Kathleen… Continue reading Chronic Pain Diaries – The Menial

Open Letter, Reflection, Satire, Uncategorized

An Open Letter to Doritos- “But is it yogurt flavored?”

Dear Doritos, I imagine right about now you are asking yourselves what happened. Why has your glorious decision of soft-ish chips, directed towards the females of the planet, been targeted by trollish harassment and mockery since its announcement. Somewhere, I imagine there is an R&D specialist who is gazing woefully at the trending hashtags of… Continue reading An Open Letter to Doritos- “But is it yogurt flavored?”

Random, Reflection, The Code Series, Writer-Not-Author

There is Snow

Natalia learned how to muffle her crying, how to put on a mask that said to the rest of the world I am a well-adjusted individual. Pay no attention to me. Winter isn't like I remember it. When I was a youngun' in Kelowna I remember heaps of snow that dominated the world. They peaked… Continue reading There is Snow

Photo by Nancy Wong, 1977
Podcast, Random, Reflection, The Code Series, Uncategorized, Writer-Not-Author

Let’s Talk About Cults

Or more, let me introduce you to my new favorite obsession. Three years ago it was biker gangs, last year it was viruses. This year is the year of cults, and I am so giddy that my astral cocoon is fit to burst! I've been busy working on Book 3 (reminder, you can buy books… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Cults

Chronic Pain Diaries, Extra Life, Fundraising, Uncategorized

Extra Life 2017 – Fundraising

This Saturday, November 4th, 2017, I will be buckling down for another 24 hours of gaming misadventures, all for the Alberta Children's Hospital. I could give you the same schpeel I do every year; this was my home away from home, where I had 4 of my 5 spinal surgeries, where a pseudo-father figure surgeon… Continue reading Extra Life 2017 – Fundraising