Today, I turn 33. Where I am, there is light, though there hasn’t been for days. I didn’t see it at first. I had to peel the heavy, dark blind up and…
Woke up to sun. For days, fog's been burning off the river so there's just a shifting gray cloud above the water, obscuring the brown bank of trees, the…
In September, I went to Mara Lake. I’d never been before and I arrived in the dark, so the first thing I knew of the lake was the way the dock lights…
I have never known how to love something in moderation.
On this weekend, a year ago, we were making pottery. He had always wanted to take classes and we had found several studios in Vancouver that offered…
Increasingly, over the last few years, summer in my city has been curtailed by the arrival of the smoke season. The sky goes flat and blurry and grey…
We were married on November 11, 2018 on Sugar Beach in Maui, Hawaii.
We were engaged for exactly a year. Life continued as it always had—work, eating, television, exercise, and on—but woven into the fabric of our time…
Last week, I spent my first night at the apartment since before he died. A (very good) friend of mine coordinated with her husband, and her child, in…
In the apartment, it’s cooler than I expected it would be.A heat wave is swamping the city raising the temperatures to 35, 36, 37 degrees Celsius and…
This week, his roommate from uni called me. They lived together in first year in a small dorm room. We talked for an hour, though I think it could have…
A year or two into our relationship he told me that he had recently realized that I come from a lineage of storytellers: my mother, my father, my…