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A Rainbow Soul
I was born with a rainbow soul, It is blue when it shares in the sorrow of others, When it hears the stories of heartbroken lovers,
It’s Time to Bring Back the Eighties Ski Fashion
I wasn’t born in the eighties, and because of that there are lots of things I didn’t get to experience. I didn’t get to watch Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding live. I missed out on the boombox, and working out in leg warmers and thick headbands.
Grandpa Joe's World
There is a painting on the wall in Grandpa Joe’s room at the continuing care centre. It is a beautiful water colour painting, showing a ship on the horizon. It was painted for Grandpa Joe by my late grandmother, Louise.
I Almost Failed my First Year of College
Nearly ten years ago, I moved away from home to go to college for engineering. I was going to be living on campus in one of the dorms. I was both excited and nervous about being away from home for the first time. I also knew engineering was a very challenging and competitive program, and that made me a little nervous. However, I was a hard worker, and I had gotten good grades in high school, so I thought I would be okay.
My Pandemic Puppy Saved Me
I adopted Barker from a local shelter in September 2020. I was told that he was the runt of his litter. The entire litter ended up being born at the shelter, when the breeder unfortunately contracted Covid-19 shortly after the female dog got pregnant. I was told she had underlying health conditions, and, sadly, passed away due to the illness. She owned both the male and the female dogs, and had never had the chance to post an add to sell the puppies. She apparently had no next of kin, so all the dogs went to the shelter, where the female dog gave birth.
2020: The Year of Dropping Things in the Toilet
Toilets are gross right? They are full of germs, and we learn at a young age that we don’t want to be sticking our hands in them for any old reason, so we do everything in our power to avoid having to do it.
What Should I Watch after The Call of the Wild?
Anyone who owns a dog knows that they are the most loyal of friends. They come and sit with us in silence while we grieve loss, trying to console our pain with their love. During times of celebration they are an extension of our happiness and excitation, wagging their tails and running around. Most of all, our dogs just love being with us. For them, the best gift, is the gift of our time.
To My Future Daughter
To my future daughter, I haven’t yet met your father. I may never meet him, and as a result, you may never even come into existence. I haven’t even yet decided if I will ever be ready for you, or to be a mother in general. I don’t know if or when I will ever be ready to make that choice. But just in case I ever get to meet you, I want you to know that even before you were conceived you were already the strongest, toughest woman I will ever know.