Monday, December 13, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010


All I want for Christmas is an excellent TIFF 2010. So far, I think that is a realistic request.

After filtering through well over a hundred movies, I have compiled my personal selection for this fall. - self-explanatory - my biggest fear acted out by one of my fav actors. - it's been a while since we had one of these - haunting - from the man who brought me to TIFF last year and made my heart explode with The Sunshine Boy (now [unfortunately] changed to the much less creative and interesting "A Mother's Courage")

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Well fuck.

Coldplay makes me miss playing in a band.

It also makes me dance around my living room in my underwear.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Things I miss

Falling in love with hockey

Old Coldplay


Pet lizards

Teen romance

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

In death,

Is it appropriate to feel complete sadness and compassion when death was to be expected, deserved, or necessary?


I have just decided to raise a child in Canada (despite previous statements saying I would never) when the NDP is the majority ruling party.

Sound fair?

Thursday, May 13, 2010


"Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate - leads to suffering."

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Going off the radar.

I have finally decided, after questioning it my entire life, that in order to live as creatively as possible, that I will be required to live in seclusion.

It appears that I have finally grown too uncomfortable with the world around me and what I am either not hearing back or knowing.

Being to shy is an old habit I don't think I'll ever be able to kick. Conveying emotions through spoken or written forms of communication has always been difficult enough, especially when not ever completely understanding them, however communicating them through art without the absolute certainty of self-comprehension that I seem to require in doing so, can never be achieved unless I am completely, and utterly alone.

"We can not get out. The end comes. Drums, drums in the deep. They are coming"

Monday, May 3, 2010

Five sunrises.

"Look to my coming, at first light, on the fifth day. At dawn, look to the East."

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

After all of this is gone.

The way I sympathyze with things in nature has always scared me a little. One day back in 1998 at Beavers the group leader was teaching a song to everyone about this goat. At the end of the song, the goat, rather graffically, gets hit and killed by a train. I had to leave the group so I could go sob my eyes out while everyone else sang and laughed.

Since then (and long before) I've always had this strange bond with wildlife. I once had a nervous breakdown when I was 10 while fishing after I thought that the young pike I caught had the brain development and capacity to know it was not only going to die (fully comprehending death) but it would also be sad and scared because it was being taken away from it's pike family.

Even now I can't so much as harm a fly. I won't kill spiders. I had a meeting at city hall in the third grade with the mayor over property development at an abandoned brick factory which had been taken over by wildlife from the neighbouring RBG and essentially was part of the nature reserve. The developper took me on a tour of the property after the diggers had started moving in to show me what they would keep and what would be taken away. He even promised not to cut down a certain oak tree that was apparently over 200 years old (the tree is still there, and sits right behind what is now the home of my oldest friend). He even agreed to excavate a collapsed brick pile cutting off water from a ravine into a part deeper down into the property where trilliums grow.

I was 9 years old.

Even now I spend hours on end each day rescuing refugee bumblebees and ladybugs from inside my back porch and front hallway. I pokes a hole in my bathroom screen when I was 5 with a pencil so a mosquito could escape. I told my mom I didn't know how the screen got ruined.

Earlier tonight while engaged in an indepth phone call lying on my bedroom floor, a tiny (and I mean TINY) beetle came crawling across my hand before taking off into open space and landing somewhere in the dark. 15 minutes ago that beetle startled me by showing up on the inside of my forearm while falling asleep. Not knowing what it was (and out of shear surprise) I immediately flicked it off. It hit the plate for my bananabread next to my bed with what seemed to me like a deafening ring that resonated in my ears.

After seeing that it was my little friend, I immediately panicked and got up to see if it was okay. It appeared that I had damaged it's wing, although it could still use it, it was still shaken up and clearly confused. After helping it off it's back and on to it's feet, I got out of bed, got dressed, got the beetle on the tip of my finger and released him into a batch of tulips out front of my house.

I haven't felt that scared for another animal/insect since my dog got hit by a car when I was 7 years old.

Have you ever seen Into The Wild? You know the scene with the moose? It felt like that.

What the fuck is wrong with me?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The past couple of months have been interesting.

Many things have changed, and a lot of them quite drastically. Just yesterday, a plane flying to Smolensk carrying the Polish President, his family, and 90 other top ranking officials in the Polish government crashed and killed everyone on board while heading to a Katyn 70th anniversary memorial service (ironically enough)

We all remember Haiti..

Shit is really going down in southern Russia right now. And it's starting to spread. It's not good.

Health Care Reform (About god damned time).

Here are a couple quotes that have hit me really hard over the past few months.

"You can always tell when the welfare cheques come in. The first place they have me drive them to is the bank, where they get their money. Then they go buy alcohol. Then cigarettes. With whatever money is leftover (sometimes none) they go and buy what groceries they can afford. Then they pick up their kids from school."

"Being half Irish and half Jewish all my life is a curse. I got teased so much for being part Jewish that I turned to drinking in order to cope with my anxiety, and used my Irish blood as an excuse for it. Sometimes I wish I would have a stroke and half of my brain would die - but I don't know which half - the Jewish one, or the Irish one?"

"I've never had anyone tell me that they've done everything they've in life that they've ever wanted to do until I heard it from you/ It scares me that you already know what I'm thinking - nobody has ever been able to figure that out before."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Pride. Help. Advantage; this friendship. Life. Resourcefulness; theft.
Hearts. Thunder. Rage.
Leave; absence.

For granted.

The time to finally learn what it means to give.

Friday, February 12, 2010

A wise man once said to me,

Be careful when falling in love.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


build yourself a house

a house to grow in

a house to play in

a house to live in

a house to dwell in

a house to ponder within

perhaps a house with a vacuum system built in the walls

a house with a big ol' room with some big ol' windows right next to your big ol' tv

a house to sneak out of

or a house to break rules in

a house where stories are written

a house where songs come to life

a house where a dream becomes an idea

a house where an idea becomes a reality

a house to sleep in

a house to fall in love in

a house to lie within

a house to die within

build yourself a house to protect yourself

build yourself a house to show off to all of your friends

build a house to hide from your problems within

build a house to hide from the outside world, within

a house to cry within

a house to lock up every night

a house to burn down to the ground

a house to leave, and never come back to ever again

a house doesn't make a home.