Category Archives: canada

more to dream

But while I was abroad I felt the need to find out who I was and where my soul was. I chose to be a Haitian woman. I couldn’t see myself being forever a nigger in the United States, an … Continue reading

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essentials, credentials

I’d like to step up the pace, if you don’t mind. Tourists in plastic blue rain slickers were lined up on both sides of the falls, waiting for their ride on a Maid of the Mist, and it wasn’t even … Continue reading

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like regular tv, only browner

The Writers Guild strike wears on, and American television networks and broadcasters will soon be scrambling for content to fill airtime. Unless everyone gets back to work soon or they find some other compelling way to substitute programming (please no … Continue reading

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our flag is red

“Part of the nature of First Nations people is sharing what we have. What we’re given we use, and in the process we give it back or pass it on. We don’t own the land, we use the land, and … Continue reading

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higher, deeper values

I’ve been spending my days in a dream state. Physically, I’m preparing to transplant myself from Toronto to New York in roughly a month’s time. Mentally, I’ve been floating about, drifting in and out of conversations and playlists. On the … Continue reading

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dispatches from the west volume three: rolling through the prairies

Rolling Through the Prairies “I punked off Saskatchewan.” Waking up to the sounds of “breakfast is now being served in the dining car!” – Oh right, first class. I forgot. I peeked out from under my sleepy, cozy haze to … Continue reading

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dispatches from the west volume two: killerpeg, manitoba

Killerpeg, Manitoba. August 2 – 4, 2006. [ Mood Ruff :: Soldier Song ] I kind of like Winnipeg. I vaguely remember a joke I used to tell as a kid (adapted from a much dirtier joke I once overheard … Continue reading

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dispatches from the west, volume one: escape from northern ontario

Toronto to Winnipeg I’ve taken the train a million times. Or, at least what’s felt like a million times. The corridor of tracks that runs from Toronto to Halifax has been well oiled by wheels upon which I’ve traveled several … Continue reading

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“falta de civismo do governo canadiano”

Sorry for the silence. Been too fired, too running-at-full-steam tired, and too blocked-as-a-writer to be penning much. Life is work/home, home/work, fretting about bills and the future and whether I’m doing things right. I went to a protest this weekend, … Continue reading

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