Highly Personal Musings Inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s Essay Woolf’s Darkness: Embracing the Inexplicable, Part IV

On the Little Pigeon Hole I created for Myself OR Who Do I think I am? Quote from Solnit’s essay: “Woolf is calling for a more introspective version of the poet Walt Whitman’s “I contain multitudes,” a more diaphanous version of the poet Arthur Rimbaud’s “I is another.” She is calling for circumstances that do notContinue reading “Highly Personal Musings Inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s Essay Woolf’s Darkness: Embracing the Inexplicable, Part IV”

The Old Hotel2Tango Goes the Way of the Dodo

J’s studio circa 2007. he let the riffraff in, obviously…. Remember this article in the March 6, 2012 issue of the Montreal Gazette? The one where they talk about how Mile End is “taking bold action to protect artists?” And yes. Here comes the irony, folks. A couple weeks after this article appeared, the artistsContinue reading “The Old Hotel2Tango Goes the Way of the Dodo”

The Dark Side of "You’re So Beautiful"

 My sister came to visit with her son, her new partner and his daughter for a couple of weeks this summer. It was wonderful. She came on runs with me, would meet me at work and walk home with me. We would stop at our favourite café on Parc for some white wine and deliciousContinue reading “The Dark Side of "You’re So Beautiful"”

Pigeonholing! Huh! What is it good for? Huh! Absolutely nothing.

I am not sure if I have mentioned this in previous posts, but I am the oldest of three sisters. When we were growing up, it became clear to us how our mother and the rest of the world perceived us. I was the shy one, the bookish one, the uncoordinated, awkward one. My middleContinue reading “Pigeonholing! Huh! What is it good for? Huh! Absolutely nothing.”