most unlikely // movita beaucoup

most unlikely

Like any other decent high school, mine had a well-established social hierarchy. The members of TOTS (Top of the Stairs) had long ruled the school. Mostly twelfth graders, with a smattering of popular tenth and eleventh grade students, TOTS were as cool as cool could get in a 1980s rural high school. Each year, a […]

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close call // movita beaucoup

close call

Saturday, 4:15 pm: I return from work to find our garden gate flung open. The gate was not open when I left that morning. I check the yard, and then enter the house cautiously. 4:45 pm: Our landline is not working. I unplug and re-plug all of the phones in the house, but despite my technical savvy, the […]

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an almost love story // movita beaucoup

an almost love story

The curtain rises in Toronto, during the late 1990‘s. It was a strange and wonderful time. Scientists were cloning sheep and plaid flannel was a socially accepted fashion norm. Microsoft was king, and Jennifer Aniston’s hair was its queen. Downtown Toronto was my home. Each fall, Toronto hosts The Toronto Film Festival (TIFF). If you’re […]

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beartrayal // movita beaucoup

beartrayal

Garden tours and yard updates are a regular occurrence when visiting my parents; Bill and Rosie have a large, wooded property with meticulously maintained gardens. I’m no fan of the great outdoors, but I’ll put up with the occasional nature walk in exchange for a good meal. It was during one of those post-meal yard […]

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crap i've been meaning to tell you about // movita beaucoup

crap no. 29

Let’s get back to our regularly scheduled programming! (Thanks for all of your kind words, guys.) Have I ever told you that growing up I thought my grandfather was Bing Crosby, and that he concealed his true identity in order to have a normal life when he wasn’t making movies and stuff? I was also convinced that I’d […]

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muddling through // movita beaucoup

muddling through

Oh, boy. Where to start? 2.0’s mummy, Jackie, passed away on December 10th. Our hearts broke. The holidays were weird. We focused on putting one foot in front of the other. And then 2.0’s grandmother passed away on January 13th. It has been a rough time. There have been tears, but also lots of laughs thanks […]

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