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A Letter to a City I Thought I’d Never Learn to Love

A love letter to the city, people, lights, land and magic of London as seen through the eyes of a Texan abroad.

Essays, Literature

Elegy

A dark ponderance on the nature of death, the past, and grieving vicariously through the funeral of someone else's loved one.

Essays, Literature

Why We Should Not Order a Military Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

A well-researched, concise essay explaining why a preemptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities would be detrimental to US and Israeli interests.

Culture, Essays

In Defense of Bad Books

It was mid-December 2010. I was shopping for last-minute Christmas presents in the ritzy suburb up north. The kind of place where the cops are crossing guards, the dogs are fashion accessories, and the bars are four-star restaurants.

Commentary, Culture, Essays, Literature

SIX SONGS IN SPITE OF/DEDICATED TO MIDGE MARIE OSWALD

Before I begin, I have to be clear: this article is not meant to ask for forgiveness, it is not meant to place blame, incur wrath, or inflict pain. It is also not meant to take itself too seriously.

Commentary, Culture, Essays, Music

You Never Forget Your First Time

A Home Selling Humor Saga. The roofer shows up at our house two hours after we’re scheduled to meet. I get to the front door first and open it up. Looking down the stairs, I see a bearded man sniffing at his shirt collar.

Commentary, Culture, Essays, Literature

SIX SONGS FOR SITTING IN A CAR PARKED IN A SODIUM LAMP LIT WENDY’S PARKING LOT…

Okay, maybe you’re not pondering the existence of God. Maybe you’re certain that there is no God. Or maybe you’re certain that there is. Maybe, you’re sitting with two friends who have both been scorned by women and they are trying their hardest not to get tears on their burgers

Culture, Essays, Music

Six Songs For Driving Too Fast With The Windows Down…

...and sunglasses on while smoking a cigarette on a sunny summer day.

Culture, Essays, Music

The Heart of Carrying On

Today marks one year since Gabrielle’s death. It’s still hard for me to grasp that she’s gone. We danced together in Grades 11 and 12 back home in Richmond, BC...

Essays, Literature, Memoir

Six Songs For Crying In The Shower…

Everyone has felt a little sorry for themselves at one time or another.

Culture, Essays, Music

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