I started cooking when I decided, sometime in my late teens, to be a vegetarian. My parents weren't on board. Like many European descendants, my family centered its meals around meat. At 19, I was a student at the University of Victoria, and started taking...

When I was in elementary school I had a pen pal. I remember having a pen pal but I don't remember writing to that pen pal. I remember receiving letters and post cards, and had every intention of writing back but there were bikes to...

I got my first tattoo when I was in my early 20s. I began dreaming of having tattoos when I was 18 or 19. The ideas I had for tattoos then were awful. While my husband and I were walking around the neighbourhood a few...

Tears started gathering along my eyelids this morning as I wiped cookie dough off wooden spoons and spatulas in the kitchen sink. A batch of double chocolate cookies are chilling in the fridge. I'm tired. I didn't sleep well. My mind a mix of anxiety,...

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