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Speaking Out — Drawn from Life

Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up was released last week from Bold Stroke Books. It’s an anthology of stories about young queer kids dealing with and overcoming homophobia and transphobia. And I wrote one of the stories in it. “Subtle … Continue reading

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Whatever it takes

I have written a bit before about some of the things I sometimes do in order to be more productive (finding the right environment; thinking on paper; alcohol…). Having finished school this December and without a regular job (freelancing FT(financially … Continue reading

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A Year's Difference

As of yesterday, this blog is one year old. It amazes me, sometimes, just how much can happen in a year. You think about it in terms of ages, in terms of history, and a year is nothing. You look … Continue reading

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The Stories that Make Pride

This weekend was Pride weekend in Vancouver, culminating in the parade on Sunday. I’ve gone every year I’ve been here, the last four parades, and it’s always a ton of fun. In a place like Vancouver, where being queer doesn’t … Continue reading

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Experience Influences

Last week, I was at a party with some older friends of mine and a bunch of people I didn’t know. Some alcohol got involved, so they weren’t “people I didn’t know” for long. In fact, as is wont to … Continue reading

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Week Without Vice

A couple months ago, I did this week-long detox diet that involved eating very little and very specifically, no caffeine, and no alcohol. I did it mostly as a personal challenge, to see if I could manage, and also because … Continue reading

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A Christmas Letter

Dear friends and family, What a spectacular year it has been for all of us in the Cooper family. Since our move last year, everything’s just been looking up. I hardly know where to begin! I guess it all started … Continue reading

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It occurs to me, as I drink my glass of wine and listen to good music, that they’re really very similar. I got into wine just this year — that is, really got into the whole wine-tasting, nuance-appreciating, elitist snob … Continue reading

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All Hallows' Even

Who doesn’t like Hallowe’en? When people ask me what my favourite holiday is, I usually say Christmas. Other options that go through my head are Thanksgiving, Easter–you know, the big ones. For some reason, I never think about Hallowe’en. But … Continue reading

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Day off

Yesterday, I had a day off. Which is not to say that I didn’t have school or work. I didn’t have school or work, but I don’t have school or work on any Mondays these days. Nor Sundays. But that … Continue reading

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