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Haruki on the Shore

Haruki on the Shore

“This article appeared in the October issue of Shelf” As this issue revolves around international literary treasures, I wanted to dedicate my article to a man as near and dear to my heart and interests that I would idealize us—metaphorically, not in terms of...

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Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes

As I’ve said before: accolades on social media are easy to come by and easy to give. There’s an effortlessness to encouragement, a watering down and simplification of sentiments where we can just post, retweet or share something without thought or—often—consequence....

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CAB Lit: The Total Package

CAB Lit: The Total Package

A couple of weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to sit down and chat with health, lifestyle and relationship coach, Aviva Reimer. I recorded our chat for posterity, and also so that you could watch the whole thing, which I’ll suggest you do, down below :)...

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CAB Fit: No Gym, No Problem!

CAB Fit: No Gym, No Problem!

My prepared blog was thrown into the queue this week, given the escalation of events surrounding Covid-19. Just yesterday, our expansive and extraordinary fitness facility was closed for obvious reasons. If those reasons aren’t obvious to you: gyms are melting pots...

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Social Media Blackout

Social Media Blackout

After last week’s post, I found myself caught in a whirlwind of exposure, comments and questions regarding the video I’d created. I spent a good couple hours each day addressing this dialog, beyond what my social media manager was already fielding. To be truly savvy...

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Clicking Past Compassion

Clicking Past Compassion

Social media has proven terrific at connecting us, though terrible at uniting us. One of the worst advents I’ve seen over the last five years, has been this reflexive reposting of either virtuous or infamous media, without one fully comprehending or critically...

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Food Is Love

Food Is Love

We weren’t rich growing up, and so the essentials—food, friends and comfort—were most of what we sustained us. Which is why, to me, food equals love. I often express my emotions and emotional attachment to people through the kitchen. Providing a gift to someone that...

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Workout to Word Count

Workout to Word Count

“This article appeared in the July issue of Shelf” In my last piece, I discussed how fitness became a transformative force in my life and my career as an author, and this isn’t an isolated experience. Charles Dickens was famous for his long constitutionals; they...

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A New Feast

A New Feast

The next arc of Geadhain’s great saga is officially underway. This week, on Wednesday, for no particular reason and without any celestial alignments of importance: I finally wrote. Creativity comes from a well, which I’ve found can be exhaustible, though not...

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Narcissism is the New Religion

Narcissism is the New Religion

Narcissistic personality disorder — one of several types of personality disorders — is a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy...

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In Conversation with Libby Doyle

In Conversation with Libby Doyle

This week we’re chatting with one of my favourite authors: Libby Doyle! It’s a bit of a long watch/ listen (1/2 an hour—just leave it playing in the background!), but over the course of our earnest, in-depth talk we cover a plethora of topics: old rock songs, romance,...

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A Wrinkle

A Wrinkle

Gosh, I haven’t written poetry in ages. But when I received Prabath’s latest piece (see below) of Thackery juxtaposed between age and youth, it got me reminiscing on my life, which is, by favourable and reasonable estimates, at its halfway mark. Since mom’s passing, I...

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