CHATTER-BOXING

Winterfall

A drift, a breath Another death Of season, and of time Gather around Family bound Beat snow-devils from your coat Summon your kin To hearth and stone To home and bone These ties that forever bind Winter has fallen A chill so near Pressing frosted claws to pane Winter...

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Some Early Cheer

Or late, depending on whether or not you were looking forward to this quarter’s newsletter. We’re still in the fourth quarter, though, so it wasn’t late as much as...strategically delayed and deployed. Or something. Anyhoo, Geadhain’s Quarterly was just sent out this...

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True Beauty Is Eternal

Last week I found that rare gem floating in the Facebook effluvium: a beautiful and short bio that we’ll get to shortly. I don’t have all that much to say that the video doesn’t express. I urge you to watch it, and to consider what it means in your own life—how aging...

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Creative Collective: David Antrobus

Getting to know David was one of those ‘six-degrees-of-separation’ encounters. A few months back, I lost a member of my editorial team (to a new career, not the Great Beyond), and found myself in growing and desperate need of an editor. I reached out to my fellow...

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The Long Road

Writing these two novels—Feast of Darkness, Part I & 2–has been both the biggest struggle and achievement of my working life. It's the conclusion to the series, and to be honest I've never really finished anything (professionally). Prior to being a writer, I...

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The Family Stone

We had our first—light—snow here in Toronto last week, and I was reminded: yes, winter has come, and Christmas is just around the corner. That evening, as I was leaving the tattoo parlour and knowing that I wasn’t going to see George (my artist) or anyone at Chronic...

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Dust

Meaningful thoughts come to us at the strangest of times; the inspiration for this poem hitting me while I was sweeping up dust the other day. I was thinking about how pointless, existentially, the process of cleaning really is—despite my Virgonian obsession with it....

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Creative Collective: Joshua Ezzell

Josh and I came into contact through Leo, who many of you know through the extraordinary visual art that he has created for my world. Together the three of us created the latest trailer for the series, and all of that flair, movement and life came solely from Joshua’s...

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Kitties, Cuddles and Newsletter Prizes

Today we’ll be discussing a hodge-podge of topics, and we’re not going too far beneath the surface with our insights. I mean, it’s been an intense few weeks, and after pushing so hard—emotionally—it’s time to put on the brakes. Sure, it has been a newsworthy week and...

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A Voice for the Voiceless

Only in the past few years and with the rise of fascism have I begun to understand advocacy and why it's important. Our world moves by influence. When you're given a spotlight--however small or large--that comes with a responsibility to understand that your voice...

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Money, Money, Money

If there's one thing that J and I have fought about throughout our relationship, it's money. Money--the lack and/ or abundance of it--is one of the most common relationship stressors. When J and I met, I had a decent salary for a young man. I made 50K/ year training...

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Kindness

“In times of chaos and crisis, what we all tend to do is start pointing fingers at where we think the bad guys are, where the evil is. Everybody has different opinions about that. Please do not forget that hatred or evil, whatever you want to call it, it’s...

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