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How Archery Taught Me To Be Water – Part 1

It was the middle of October 2020 when I first stood outside the entrance of Lykopis, wondering what to expect. Lykopis is one of the only places you can learn archery – let alone actually shoot with a bow – in Vancouver. I waited uncertainly, hands in my jacket pockets, arms hugged against myself. For […]

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Cockatoo in a Santa Suit

Sometimes there are lessons that we need to learn with a little help from others. This lesson in particular came from nothing less than a cockatoo wearing a Santa suit. During the winter holidays of 2018, I worked for a toy store. Having a number of locations, I would be scheduled various shifts around Vancouver, […]

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Healing from Trauma Through Characters

(CW: mentions of suicide, torture, and trauma.) Characters are my thing. I love characters. It was only recently that I was introduced to the magical world of tabletop RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons and Vampire: the Masquerade. Before then, my relationship with characters – either my own or those of others – was a distant, […]

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“Things Are Just Things”

There are a couple of stories I delight in telling any time I get the chance. This one, above all, is my favourite. It’s also the reason why I no longer have qualms about writing, highlighting in, and cracking the spines of my books. I can feel your grimaces, and I get it – believe […]

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The Origins of Icarus

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a writer. Which, in some ways, sounds easy – having the same goal for about twenty years – but in a lot of ways it isn’t. I’ll spare you that speech though. Chances are either you’re a writer yourself, or you’ve heard already […]

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