Category Archives: Life

The Phoenix Seeks

One was too saintly, the other mystifyingly, overly wanton but, the muse that had once stood in front of him, caused him the great distress of having to choose between them. He couldn’t have loathed her more for that. She … Continue reading

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Clean Houses & Terror

Last week I had the honour (& brief stomach churning fear) of hosting IndigenousXca on Twitter. As the forum notes: it’s a rotating Twitter account presented by a different Indigenous Host each week. Their hosts have included actors, activists, authors, … Continue reading

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Deep Thoughts; Worldly Vulnerability

To my friend, Yes, I know so far 2017 or maybe more like the last decade, has been like a 24 hour rock polisher churning non-stop while stapled to your right temple. Amirite? As if the regular tests of our heart, … Continue reading

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Orange Shirt Day, A Call to Honour Truth

“I want to get rid of the Indian problem. I do not think as a matter of fact, that the country ought to continuously protect a class of people who are able to stand alone… Our objective is to continue … Continue reading

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Another One Bites The Dust

Poor girl didn’t heed Cries of the already drowned Smothered; false kisses Warnings lost in hard pursuits T’was never hard to know you ……………………………… Mad-hatters shape shift He becomes every dream Magical threading Weaving so under your skin Never releasing … Continue reading

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WANING TREASURES: Colour

The diminishing days of summer begin to tug at my only-just-now-relaxing heartstrings. I’m not ready to give up the heat, the light, the energy of the extra sunlight; not where we live anyway. We live in a rain-forest and not … Continue reading

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Street Art Takes Pain

I came across a pretty great poetic thought on Twitter, and be damned if I could find it again to properly quote and credit it, but it said something along the line of, “poetry is where the pain goes”.  I’d … Continue reading

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Canada, Reparations Don’t End at Apologies – Just Ask Germany

Revised August 30, 2017 Canadians must work to heal a major historical point of contention for Canada and the Indigenous, and that point does not focus on “apologies and acknowledgements of territories.” Canada’s government already knows what needs to be … Continue reading

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Tales From The Heart: Dad

Of great character Lovely men earn the prizes Strong and gentle wins Cowards wilt in their presence Fight or flight; laugh while they run Haiku / Tanka   I’ve written a few times about the days of my childhood, when … Continue reading

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Figments Of My Heart

Summer heart purging, it’s like spring cleaning, but the summer haze softens reflection edges without the sweat inducing labour. If you’ve a chance to sit back for a bit with your memories and you’ve grown enough with them to have … Continue reading

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