Category Archives: Family Stories

J.D. Says We Can

In the aftermath of the U.S. elections, when we managed to pull ourselves out of the rubble and debris, we sought refuge in each other’s promises to continue the fight for whatever it is we vowed we would be willing … Continue reading

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Warrick’s Song

I had written this essay about my brother-in-law, Warrick Lyn, four years ago in a writing seminar up in the mountains of Bussard Meadows. The theme was on “loss” and, after many barren hours, Warrick’s death, and life, started consuming … Continue reading

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The Daughter Chronicles: The P Word

It was a brisk Fall evening in Toronto, when we all came home to my aunt’s house on Edenvalley Drive. We had been staying with her and my uncle while our home was being renovated a few blocks down the … Continue reading

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