Monthly Archives: July 2017

Photo of the….

Back in Montreal and completely exhausted from a night of attempting to sleep in a train seat that was screwed to a wall. I’m not much of a photo poster, but I took this in Ste-Anne-des-Monts in the Gaspé. That’s … Continue reading

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Québec, explained…or not

Checking in from a train somewhere in Nova Scotia, to relate a funny conversation I had in a youth hostel in Ste-Anne-des-Monts in Gaspésie (rural northeastern Quebec) with a young, bilingual Montreal Anglo photographer who had been in my rideshare, … Continue reading

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“À la rescousse des naufragés”

À la demande de plusieurs (et pour primer mon cerveau avant d’entreprendre un autre projet d’écriture en français…) je mets ici des liens vers l’intégral de la série que la correspondante québécoise Agnès Gruda a écrite à bord de l’Aquarius. … Continue reading

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In Chicoutimi (Catchup blog 4 of 4)

A few weeks ago, I was in Saguenay working on a couple of stories. Sitting in the ruins of the old Pulperie on a sunny day, I wrote this little reflection on my upcoming immigration limbo:   In Chicoutimi on … Continue reading

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When the letters stopped (catchup blog 2 of 4)

Despite all of the blood, sweat and tears in Winnipeg, I did meet some people who I liked and respected deeply. One person in particular, who I knew from work (I’ll call him Bruno) left an impression on me. We … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Ableism

Originally posted on CripStory:
 Internalized Ableism by Maria R. Palacios ? Internalized ableism is believing the lies we have been told about our bodies, believing that nobody will love us or want us, believing we are damaged and broken because…

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The Vulture Paradox (catchup blog 1 of 3)

On the one hand, I’m very surprised that I haven’t written in these pages since Bremen. On the other hand, I’m not. I came back from the Aquarius at the very end of July of last year (can’t believe it … Continue reading

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