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Loss, Part 2 of 3

2003: I find my mom’s favourite station on her car radio and hear a strange voice, almost a spoken-word voice, singing a poem in a minor key: “Suzanne takes you down to a place near the river, You can hear the … Continue reading

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Loss, part 1 of 3

It’s barely November and I know what this year’s theme is going to be…loss. The losses of David Bowie and Gene Wilder and Prince, sure, I mourned with my friends, in much the same way I mourned Brexit with my British … Continue reading

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The joys of being a minnow

For the longest time, I haven’t written in this space. First because I didn’t want to write over Belinda’s obituary, then because I wasn’t sure how to handle writing about my departure from Winnipeg. I avoided writing about Winnipeg at … Continue reading

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“Guide pratique pour les réfugiés à Montréal”

Il fallait que je partage ça, de La Presse d’hier (12 décembre). Ça m’a donné des frissons d’amour et de fierté pour mon beau Québec (et oui, il est possible d’être québécois(e)en plus d’autre chose. “Vous venez de débarquer à … Continue reading

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Words (bis)

Hi guys, I did not want this interview to get lost at the bottom of my very long initial “Words” post. So I’m putting this up in a separate post. You’ll remember, if you read “Words”, that my whole disability-labelling-soul-searching … Continue reading

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Dear Madame Marois (Diversity Trilogy annex)

Originally posted on The Undefended Border:
Dear Madame Marois: Allow me to begin by apologizing for writing in English. (This letter is now available in a French translation at HuffPost Québec.) I know that you speak and read English very…

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It seemed like the right thing to do

Before arriving in Quebec City, we had one day in Montreal. Like any trip to Montreal, there were multiple reasons– for me to go to my classmate’s house party and meet people in the Laval group who I hadn’t seen … Continue reading

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