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The Valentine That Never Was
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RECENT

Small Mercies

Fiction

Small Mercies

“Hey, Nellie, catch this!” A large cowpat flew in her direction. She saw it coming in slow motion; she looked at it calmly, as if it was something that had nothing to do with her. ...continue reading

Life and the Thoughts of Death of Mr. Picken

Death

Life and the Thoughts of Death of Mr. Picken

John Picken reclined back on the cat-hair covered chair he bought at Costco. ...continue reading

READ PERSONAL MEMOIRS & TRUE STORIES

DATING

The Valentine That Never Was

Dating, Interviews, Seniors

The Valentine That Never Was

“After all these years I can finally say it: “I love you.” ...continue reading

Dating in Vancouver

Dating, Youth

Dating in Vancouver

My dating career in Vancouver started with a dare and ended one week later with a love letter. ...continue reading

Smart Girls Just Know

Dating, Youth

Smart Girls Just Know

Our parents had love letters and arranged marriages. We have sexting and online dating. ...continue reading

Grandmother’s Gift

Dating, Seniors

Grandmother’s Gift

Olga Godim’s translation of a passage from her Russian grandmother’s diary about love, sex, and getting what you want out of life. ...continue reading

REVIEWS

Vancouver Dance Hall Review

Lounges, Products, Reviews

Vancouver Dance Hall Review

Alicia Wooding navigates the Vancouver ballroom dancing scene. ...continue reading

Faith in Bollywood

Faith, Reviews

Faith in Bollywood

Bollywood conjures up many images of spectacular dance numbers, opulent sets, hyperbolic acting and general mindless fun. Since the beginning of Indian cinema, religion and faith have influenced the story lines that create the largest film industry in the world today. ...continue reading

FICTION

Small Mercies

Small Mercies

“Hey, Nellie, catch this!” A large cowpat flew in her direction. She saw it coming in slow motion; she looked at it calmly, as if it was something that had nothing to do with her. ...continue reading

Women in Times of War

Women in Times of War

The billowing white sheets gently moving in the warm air of the attic, like sails of the ships on the ocean, could not tell the story of a tragedy in times of war. ...continue reading

POETRY

Roadside Bench by Ivanovitch Reschottka ...read poem
Pondering God in the Early Morning by Hilary Miller ...read poem

INTERVIEWS

Outsourcing Memory

Outsourcing Memory

It’s the details that stick, listening to her remember. The cautious way she’d enter the dark room to brush her grandmother’s knotted hair, holding her breath for the inevitable tug and the reprimand that followed. ...continue reading

The Valentine That Never Was

The Valentine That Never Was

“After all these years I can finally say it: “I love you.” ...continue reading