Today I’ve been thinking about my mom, my aunts, my sister-in-law and mom-in-law, my cousins, my grandmothers, my great-grandmothers, my great aunties, and the family of women who made me, taught me, support me, love me, and claim me. And I’ve been thinking about my friends, those I’ve known for much of my life, those who are new … Continue reading Buoyancy

Alberta, Alberta

I hadn’t been home in seven months—the longest stretch in a while. (There were readings in Edmonton and Calgary—click the links for photos. There was also a family wedding.) And I was thirsty the whole time for the things of my home. There’s a huge amount of large-scale construction—earth-moving, road-building—in and around the place I … Continue reading Alberta, Alberta