Tag Archives: nostalgia

Where the Wild Things Are Now

Max After failing to convince loved ones that he had indeed been away through night and day and in and out of weeks and even over a year, Max was never able to shake the feeling he had peaked at … 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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Your Beard Will be Thicker; Your Skin Not So Much: A Letter to 17-Year-Old Me

Dear 17-year-old me, First, thank you for keeping journals those last two years of high school. Decades later, these notebooks will help you recall things you’re going to forget, namely what a whiny, narcissistic yet cripplingly insecure drip you are. … Continue reading

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My Totally 80s Pandemic

At the start of the pandemic, we watched all eight Harry Potter films over consecutive nights. The pandemic, unfortunately, outlasted the marathon. What next? When Deb and the children moved on to “Game of Thrones,” I watched a single episode … Continue reading

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Nouveau old-school nostalgia

I attended Antigonish Regional High School in Nova Scotia, better known as ARHS. The fact that I don’t remember anyone ever pronouncing it “arse” seems to me less a mark of school pride than a sadly missed opportunity. In junior … Continue reading

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