Monthly Archives: January 2006

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“Dear Albertan:

… Congratulations, and thank you for helping build this province. From, Premier Ralph Klein.” I got my prosperity cheque today. Even though I think it was a colossal waste of time to print out cheques for what amounts to less … Continue reading

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I’m a slut!/I like sluts!

Yesterday,in between going to my first same-sex wedding (and hands-down one of the best weddings ever!) and Oh Susanna, Paul and I went to the Mall. It’s been a while (not for Paul–I had to send him there in the … Continue reading

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Well, OK. I guess. For now.

After the election I sent an email to my new Conservative MP Laurie Hawn, basically saying that even though I didn’t vote for him he still has to deal with me. And much to my surprise, he took some time … Continue reading

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The Girls

I have a twin sister. As many of you know, our relationship is strange. I always thought I would write a novel about twin sisters, one from the perspective of one sister and then tuuurn the book over, and it’s … Continue reading

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…and back to shallow, trivial things

Your Birthdate: January 8 Watch out Donald Trump! You’ve got a head for business and money. You’ll make it rich some day, even if you haven’t figured out how yet. A supreme individualist, you shouldn’t get stuck in a corporate … Continue reading

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Sisters, Such Devoted Sisters

Last week, I interviewed Russell Barr, writer/performer of this monologue. And what a kerfuffle that (and the other press) caused! He repeatedly discussed his dislike for drag queens, calling them deceptive and violent. His show is about a particularly violent … Continue reading

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Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro is awesome. I read Remains of the Day in high school or maybe it was during my undergrad. In either case, when I was quite young, and then I had my book drought when his next couple books … Continue reading

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Take a look, it’s in a book.

It’s true that reading is a superior form of entertainment. And I’m so glad to be back to reading fiction! You see, after I finished my M.A. (in 1997! I am so old!) I kinda went postpartum and couldn’t read … Continue reading

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Her Imperial Highness, The Princess Takamado!

I’ve been doing a little writing for the Folio, which is a University of Alberta newspaper. This week, they sent me to cover the visit of Princess Takamado of Japan. She seemed like a nice lady. Very energetic and outgoing, … Continue reading

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