This Skin

In the middle of Ontario winter, my chapped skin hidden deep beneath chunky sweaters and stretchy leggings, I can almost forget the good thing I’ve been given that is health.

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Gratitude, Again

Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still BBQ kangaroo skewers to conclude a stand-out (outstanding?) event. Winter walks on squishy ground and breaking ice, that feel more like springtime than January. Amy’s extended home-bound vacation. A tidy and minimal apartment since Christmas’ miscellany was put away. My car was hit (not good), but the timing, […]

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Post-Holiday

This week I’m holding close to the surface a thick gratefulness for all of my people who came to Ontario for the holidays, no matter where home is now felt to belong.

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Winter’s Walk

My mom has a thing for winter walks after dark. She gets all twirly and excited, and loses all regard for the hour as she pulls on layers until she can no longer press her arms to her sides and only her eyes are vulnerable to the temperature.

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A Tuesday Link List

Ray LaMontagne – You are the Best Thing The days are certainly shorter now, having tucked my porch chairs into storage and resumed my watch of the thermostat. I have this desire to be outside today, something the weekend did not afford, so the plan is to bundle up and search out a new route […]

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