A Matter of Speed

It's been awhile since I've written a poem in my favourite form, the triolet. I love free form poetry, but I also enjoy writing based on a particular structure, where the rules are defined (rhyming, rhythm, alliteration), and all you have to do is imagine and play with the words until it all comes together. [...]

Roland’s Visit to Kanata!

Today was a fun day! I met up with my friend Roland who is visiting Ottawa for seven days. He flew in from Iqaluit on Thursday. His goal is to visit all the provinces and territories before he dies. He's 66 years old, an amazing photographer, and a passionate world traveller. I met him through [...]

A Retelling of An Ancient Story

I'm so happy that I'm finally making some progress on a project that's very dear to my heart. For my final project of my creative writing certificate that I'm doing at the University of Toronto, I'm doing my own poetic version of the Ramayana, an ancient Hindu epic that has been in people's minds and [...]

Movie Review: By the Sea

In this dramatic and often dark film, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie play a troubled couple on the verge of destruction (funny how life often mirrors art isn't it?). The movie was filmed on their honeymoon in 2015. Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer - now depressed and unable to commit herself to anything, and [...]

Never Mine

“I’ll be right there,” she said, And I knew she Didn’t really mean it. But still I waited, Anticipating that I would kick myself For allowing myself to feel that necessary but oh-so-dirty four Letter word: H O P E. I was a sucker for the game, But why did I feel That with her, [...]

Homemade Veggie Lentil Soup

Living at home with my parents over the past year, I've been cooking a lot of new things and have definitely broadened my cooking skills. My latest success was homemade veggie lentil soup (well mostly it was a success - both my Mom and Dad had to add some extra salt to their bowls - [...]