Today I see the wet brick streets And red lamppost shops Of Montreal I smell the green grass of Vancouver I taste the sweet coconut of that sticky bun You bought me from the supermarket behind the climbing gym And the tang of the blood that encircled my calf as I cried happily at the … More I remember!
“Changing what counts as acceptable public behaviour is one of the ways you go about changing prevailing attitudes; ask anyone who still smokes cigarettes.”- Deborah Cameron (Verbal Hygiene, 143) … More Verbal Hygiene
February last year, I quit climbing to focus on healing my body. My right wrist, coincidentally my dominant one, had gotten to the point where it ached constantly to the point it even kept me up at night. Here I am a year later, sans climbing but still breathing! For a complete history of my … More The Long Road (TFCC wrist injury update)
It sometimes happens that when you take a walk under the stars, you can instead find yourself among them.
When I walk with you, I am reminded of all those obscure specks from the corners and coves of the globe which somehow unite to illuminate the earth from within. … More Walking with a friend, among the stars
vegan ◦ salt-free ◦ oil-free
Featuring homemade tzatziki recipe from Straight Up Food. Today was one of those warm days in the midst of winter that reminds you what spring is like. … More Cheery Winter Yam Fries! (and homemade tzatziki dip)
I. I did not intend to take my revenge on the world as a robot. When my heart was breaking and all you had to offer was: “I’m a good world. Come on, you know that… I’m a good world” “Don’t you believe me?” With each 0 and 1, each dry tedium of equability The … More Robot Revenge
To the girls in line behind me at the Starbucks on campus; Thank you for laughing at me when I mistook it for a Second Cup and tried to order a ‘large’ tea with my gift card. I hope you enjoy all 590 calories of kindness in your venti vanilla bean chocolate frappuccino- you deserve … More Privilege and the Minimum Wage Job
11 months ago when I quit climbing due to relentless injuries, I was terrified that I might lose the absolutely incredible friendships I’d made in the climbing community. I’ve never met a group of people as open and welcoming as climbers are. I’ve known some of my teammates and coaches and gym staff members and … More Friends that Climb Together Stay Together
Here are four additions I’m making to my lifestyle for a fulfilling 2017…body, spirit & mind! Most of these are a long time coming and I’m glad to put them into action this new year. 1.) More winter sports snowy walks skating & skiing! reconnecting with nature It’s been too long since I’ve enjoyed the winter through walks in … More 4 life upgrades in 2017!