Category: Life

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The Dawn of No-Spend November 2021

It’s Hallow’s Eve. But beyond desiccated crypt denizens and flying broom-straddling females, a truly terrifying prospect lies ahead. A whole month without spending a dime on...

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Am I Thankful to Be Alive?

It’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, so I thought I’d take some time to reflect on thankfulness. The topic feels especially pertinent this year: Six months ago,...

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I Love Coffee, But it Hates Me

The first coffee I ever had was a bottled Starbucks Frappucino. As something laden with milk and sugar, it was delicious to nine-year-old me. But beneath...

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Post-Surgery Injury Log

Prior to 2021, I had never broken a bone. But earlier this year, I made up for lost time by sustaining all sorts of fractures all...

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Happy Birthday, Mom

My Mom has always been a compassionate gardener. She had a garden in our backyard when I was little. In her spare time, she would toil...

Dad and my brother Jonas playing chess in a backyard

Happy Father’s Day 2021, Dad

There’s a difference between a good Dad and a cool Dad, and the two are often mutually exclusive. But I’m lucky to have one that’s both....

A right to die rally in Calgary, Canada

Suicide is a Human Right

After I attempted to take my life, I spent five long weeks in the hospital, eagerly awaiting my return home. Eventually, I was discharged by the...