The Impact of a Great Teacher

Grade 5 Class Picture That's me. The little girl in the blue "U.S. Boys" sweater, standing beside my Fifth Grade teacher, Mr. Huebert. I have a bow in my hair my mom made and had me wear that day. I was supposed to pull off the sweater to reveal the nice dress she picked out [...]

Playlists and Other Dangerous Goods

Tears prick my eyes Years pass like shock waves through my body Time, a sucking wound, in the center of my soul So unassuming, who knew it could be a weapon It pours over me, molten, melting away barriers Nerves exposed and vulnerable I acknowledge my strength, my insignificance I am humbled Varied, exciting and [...]

As Sure

I grew up in a blue-collar city called Oshawa. It used to be known as "The city that moto-vates Canada" as an homage to our General Motors roots. I grew up on the south side of that city. It was a little rougher, but the people who lived there were and still are, some of [...]