October 23, 2013

Write and Wrong

Cool Online Yet Normal In the Halls   I seemed to notice them before they noticed me. And every year I wished it would change, even if just slightly. Pretty girls and cool guys–lining the hallways like a secret jacket pocket that held…

October 16, 2013

Night Games

Fog, Forest And Being Found   It’s Friday night, September, four days after school started. I usually like school–English, especially–but this year, I wasn’t into it.
 I’d spent the summer hanging out with these guys who were a couple years older than me,…

How I Stumbled into Acting Back in high school my friend Jim had somehow gotten himself into the acting game. Heck, he had an agent, auditions, acting classes, the whole nine yards. One day we were hanging out and his agent called him…

September 28, 2013

DANCING WITH MYSELF

Pop, Drop Lock, Walk It Off This was it: My first high school dance. I was ready to come out of my shell, or at least that was the plan. For years I had locked myself in my bedroom for hours on end,…

September 26, 2013

Driftwood

I am lying on my back in the Pacific Ocean. My legs rise up and up until they are just grazing the surface of the water. I am drifting with the waves, softly and slowly. The sun is on my face; the insides…

I Got Called Out
, But Came Out On Top!     I fell in love with punk in junior high.
 Beyond the sound, there was just something about the music’s do-it-yourself attitude that spoke to me, and by grade nine I was involved…

September 16, 2013

SCHOOL TALE

THE NEW KID: My Rocky High School Start I grew up in Victoria, British Columbia and went to public school my whole life. However, when
 I was 14 my family moved to Montreal, and my parents enrolled me in a Catholic all-girls high…