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The Discovery of Courage: A Moth Story that wasn’t

  This story was written for the Los Angeles Moth theme: Discovery, but the name draw is a lottery and I was not drawn so did not get a chance to perform it, and it is therefore being shared here.... Continue Reading →

My first time at the Doctor$ in the U$A: AKA Bend over and cough baby

I've been in the US of A for almost nine months now, so it's only fitting that I finally took myself off to the lady doctor yesterday (are you sure theres no baby in there? No? Only burgers...okay fine). Shockingly,... Continue Reading →

#NationalDogDay: AKA how I fell in love with Foster Dogs

Today is National Dog Day (according to the instagrams I have seen through the squint of my hungover eye balls) and I have spent the entire Saturday vacuuming and doing laundry and snuggling with my current foster pooch Baloo, a... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Mum

Today is my Mum's birthday where she is. I am 16 hours and 19 years behind her. When I turned 19, I was convinced that I would fall pregnant and have a baby like she did, and now, almost ten... Continue Reading →

You can never go home

Home is a topic that has consumed much of my writing. The quest for it, understanding it, the ever present need to grasp what my home is and how that affects who I am in the world. When you live... Continue Reading →

5 things I learned after 5 days fostering the two derpiest dogs in America

Since moving to Los Angeles, one of the most dog friendly cities I've ever lived in, the idea of getting a canine companion has been pretty ever-present. I have my own place (and basically no furniture for a furry friend... Continue Reading →

Brand New: The first working week in the life of an immigrant in America

A week ago today I started my brand new shiny role in the US of A. After waiting for longer than expected in British Columbia (thanks to post offices being closed Friday and Monday for Easter - damn holiday loving Canadians)... Continue Reading →

Be nice to your sibling/s – they are your memory secret keepers

I am feeling a bit border locked as my passport (with my brand new US visa) is being held hostage by the Canadian postal service. Apparently it is something called "Easter weekend" and because of some guy who partied so hard... Continue Reading →

What if I fail? The story of how I finally got my visa and the chance to move to LA

3 months ago to the day today, I landed in Los Angeles. Today in Vancouver, I had my interview for my US visa at the USA consulate here, and it was approved on the spot (it literally took 30 seconds and she... Continue Reading →

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