I’m Here Reacting | #OurLondonFamily

Trigger Warning: This post contains discussion of the recent terrorist attack in London, Ontario and documents my experience of hearing the news. I was sitting in a warehouse in Halifax, waiting to be called to set, when I found out about the terrorist attack in London, Ontario. I heard the news from my dad, in... Continue Reading →

Could I Live On A Farm With Friends?

Photos taken by Adam Fearnall, in Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland (2018) I gather the first moments of the day through an uncovered bedroom window. The field sits in the foreground, full of plants that I never thought I'd understand, and a stand of trees paints upwards along the horizon. A blue pickup turns towards the road,... Continue Reading →

A Smile: iPhone to Computer Sound

I started my morning at work, alone in the office, listening to my Spotify Discover Weekly playlist. The Spotify app on my desktop always takes a few minutes to start, so I began my listening on my iPhone. There's something liberating about playing music out loud in the office, without headphones, before anyone else arrives.... Continue Reading →

We Don’t Have a Clue What School is Like

I always look out for the word "our" when I'm listening to institutions speak. I pay particular attention when institutions are speaking about young people. The word "our" comes up a lot in the world of children, youth, and student work. I regularly notice it when myself and others say things like, "our young people,... Continue Reading →

For Robert Kennedy

A reflection is a nice way to start the morning. It’s a way of bringing the mind into the day in a way that isn’t influenced by lists, emails, or reason. I’m not sure how often I’ll post my morning reflections because let’s be honest, somedays I won’t want to share and somedays I just... Continue Reading →

Don’t Be Afraid of A Good Idea

Tonight I needed a distraction, so I went to the movies. Tonight, I needed a guilty pleasure, so I went to a Michael Moore film. I was one of eight people in the theatre for tonight’s 9:10 showing of Where to Invade Next, the latest in Michael Moore’s catalogue of cheeky documentaries about our southern neighbour’s flaws,... Continue Reading →

People are Interesting

This is sure to last all of about 1 day, but welcome to my attempt to write a little bit more frequently. There's a cliché out there that says that writing is like a muscle, the more you exercise it the easier it is to do. I'm not entirely sure that this is necessarily true, but if... Continue Reading →

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