Knit One, Purl Joy

“Be the weirdo who dares to enjoy.” – Elizabeth Gilbert I’m a knitter. Yes, I mean actual knitting – yarn, needles, piles of knitting pattern books based on literary heroines, fibre strands clinging to my black clothes, first-name-basis with the…

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Keep Not Quitting

It’s been hard, oh, I know that. It’s been humbling and it has felt like nothing is working and it’s all uphill and you’re wondering why you even bother. It has felt like two steps-forward-one-step-back. It has reminded you over…

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So I quit drinking.

One of my most vivid childhood memories is of my mother and my father standing at our kitchen sink in Winnipeg surrounded by the last empty bottles, big smiles on their faces as my mother poured each one out. The bottles…

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A Prayer for International Women’s Day

I want to pray for you today in one of the ways I’ve been praying for years now. Sometimes my prayers have words, sometimes my prayers manifest as tears or as laughter or as longings, as actions and as anger…

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