Category Archives: It Really Did Happen!

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Not a Blue Christmas: A Zoom Reading

Hi friends. A quick plug here for an event I’m participating in this Sunday at 2:30 pm ET. It’s Not A Blue Christmas, a series of readings via Zoom, organized by Shoreline Press. I’ll be reading a selection of short … Continue reading

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We Have Some Unsettling Nudes

Every now and then I remember the time I was blackmailed in college and I think, “Huh, that was weird.” When I enrolled at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, I was assigned to Bennett, a men’s residence that had … Continue reading

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My poker face has become a bad bet

My wife has a tell. If she’s about to lose her cool, you know it. The kids know it. I definitely know it. “Uh-oh,” we whisper in chilled tones. “Cheekbones…” That clenching of the jaw is the signal to abandon … Continue reading

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The History of Canadian Trumpsgiving

  While most people are familiar with the story of the first American Trumpsgiving—the pilgrims, the feast at the golf course owned by the pilgrims, inviting the natives to join the feast, assessing the natives a service charge for the … Continue reading

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My girl bike

This past July I got a new bike. I got it for free. A friend of a friend had this bike languishing in her storage and simply wanted to get rid of it. Deb had recently got a new (used) … Continue reading

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