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Cheap Seats: 39 Hours on the Greyhound – With a Toddler

Three summers ago, I took the Greyhound from Vancouver to a family gathering in Winnipeg with my two-year-old son. When I mentioned to friends that I was taking the bus, they were surprised. With a toddler? Was it safe? Did the passengers stink? The choice wasn’t difficult. My partner and I didn’t own a car. […]

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Three-Ring Meal: The Grasping Novelty of Modern Dining

I sat frozen, wanting to reach for my wine. My extremities had long ago been numbed by the cold but the syrah was icing over. With two layers of thermal underwear, a parka, and wearing my puffiest down-filled winter mittens, every manoeuvre required precision. I reached out, formed my hand into a claw, advanced it […]

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Law Is Elsewhere

A friend and I recently walked into a dark cave-like room full of young, cool men and women. Most seemed to have tattoos, piercings, and smartphones. We didn’t fit in, though it wasn’t at all uncomfortable. We were at the nightclub/bar to attend a Toronto lecture series called Trampoline Hall, a monthly lecture series with […]