Tag Archives: fire

Why I Didn’t Finish IT as a Teen

I was a couple of years older than the kids in IT when I picked it up the first time. The novel is filled with sexual content, gory violence, and profanity—very little of which was carried over to the Hollywood … Continue reading

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On the Alberta Wildfires

What the news clips and youtube videos cannot capture for us is the smell. I watched my own home burn, my childhood home disappear to flames–and with it half of my family. There is heat that makes your skin pucker, and … Continue reading

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Avoiding The Road. The 25th Anniversary.

For nine years I have avoided The Road. Perhaps longer. I did not need the book description to know that I would avoid reading it. I picked it up, held it in my hand, and I knew. There was a little … Continue reading

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Avoiding The Road

For seven years I have avoided The Road. Perhaps longer. I did not need the book description to know that I would avoid reading it. I picked it up, held it in my hand, and I knew. There was a … Continue reading

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