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, Reflection, Uncategorized

Chronic Pain Diaries “The Luckiest”

I'm lucky, I'm lucky, I'm lucky. It's a mantra that I force myself to live by. I am lucky. I am well-adjusted. I'm okay. I repeat it every day religiously because if I don't, if I miss a moment of it, I run the risk of revolving into something heinous. It's a something that is… Continue reading Chronic Pain Diaries “The Luckiest”

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

Happy New Year – Introducing the Idiomatic Podcast (Coming Soon)

I haven't met some of my closest friends in person. I've only spoken to one or two of them through Skype, and another handful on text message. But I love them.I love talking to them about writing and reading and the triumphs and failures of the craft. And for a while I've been playing with… Continue reading Happy New Year – Introducing the Idiomatic Podcast (Coming Soon)

Reflection, The Code Series, Writer-Not-Author

The Code, Book 2: The Skeletal Bird – Coming Soonish

I'm not sure what it is about November. Perhaps it has something to do with NaNoWriMo, which I unfortunately bailed on this year. Or perhaps it is the fact that it is also Extra Life (which was a grand success this year.) Something about November forces my writing to a complete halt. I¬†want to write.… Continue reading The Code, Book 2: The Skeletal Bird – Coming Soonish

Extra Life, Fundraising, Random, Reflection, Uncategorized

Extra Life 2016

It's that time of year folks. Extra Life 2016 is almost upon us; 14 days and counting. Somewhere, in my brilliance, I thought I could make a $2000 goal. That was silly. I am silly. As it stands I am currently at $410 plus some change donated by my lovely coworkers. Not bad given that… Continue reading Extra Life 2016