Last night the girls and I went to see Wonder in theatres. It was kind and strong and real and I have never loved Julia Roberts more. An added thrill was that, in it, Auggie Pulman's older sister Via stars in my favourite play, "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder. I'd found a copy of the play as a … [Read more...] about Wonder
Something Short and Sweet
Do you know the number one risk to tasty food? Bitterness. Bad attitudes spoil everything, food included. Yes, sometimes the most well-intentioned recipes fail, but you can always order pizza or buy a replacement cake. But when an hour of angry infuses meal prep? Mad-at-your-family cooking … [Read more...] about The Save the Cookies Sister Spell
At the end of the party, when fathers and children dug through candy bags in the wrapper littered basement for the sixth year in a row and a Ghostbusters cartoon carried us home, Axel Rose and I slipped out of the mess that had once been my kitchen and hid behind the shed for a secret cigarette … [Read more...] about Gathering The Memories
When I was seventeen and living in Edmonton, I took myself down to the Canadian Blood Services building to give all the blood I could. There, a nurse told me I was in rare possession of Type O Negative Blood. I was a 'Universal Donor.' My blood was the most sought after. I could give … [Read more...] about Can You Pass This Quiz?