We felt the shockwaves of the crushing silence that fell over New York City from Brooklyn, we saw the mobile morgues lined up outside of the hospitals, and we witnessed a Times Square with almost no one in it. I was so in shock and awe of everything that was happening around us that I … Continue reading Waiting, Hustling, & Navigating International Borders – Covid diaries Pt.2
We’ve been living in a constant state of uncertainty for over two years now in a way that none of us ever could have imagined other than as such a seemingly implausible idea that we would make films about it. So much of what we knew and loved in our daily lives was suddenly ripped … Continue reading Wishing, Wanting, Waiting, Hustling – Covid diaries Pt.1
Growing up, I can’t say that I had it the worst, but I know I didn’t have it the best. I always gazed upon the kids that ‘had it all’ and my jealousy overcame me. I wanted that perfect family that all got together for Sunday dinners and took cute family pictures so bad that … Continue reading Battling with yourself
There are a few times in the life of a writer that they take on the stress of a mental block. For me, it’s right now and I really hope that this is the beginning of the end. I find myself sitting at a picnic table in a dog park downtown Ottawa searching for inspiration. … Continue reading The sharp knife of a short life
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I was walking through downtown Ottawa one smoggy, cold morning having a smoke on my way to work when I turned to the side and my jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe what I saw. My chest was sore and it felt as if my heart had plummeted into my stomach. I stopped moving all together … Continue reading Life after death