Robert Peed on the Floor

Didn't they all look like this back then?

It happened when I was in kindergarten. Not only did he pee on the floor, but he did it while straddling two sinks in the boys washroom at Plainville Public School, and he didn’t give two shits that I was watching. I, of course, ran to the hall and told the first person I saw. [...]

The Strap

This is what I kept hoping for.

We’re in Vegas right now, and I realized I hadn’t made my deadline for next week’s post. I’m in grade five again. Sorry, Mr. Watters. I was the kid who never paid attention to homework details, rules about fighting, rules about kissing girls against their will, or rules about punching holes in the classroom walls. [...]

MU Teen: Summer Again

river walk

With summer comes the reappearance of the freckles across the bridge of my nose, the mosquito bites that itch something terrible, and long days drenched in perpetual sunlight. The tiny blinking lights of fireflies turn the short nights into something magical. It isn’t hard to believe that dancing faeries brought about the mushroom ring in [...]



I don’t remember the exact moment when I first realized I wasn’t a child anymore. I think it would be extremely hard for anyone to try and pinpoint that exact moment in time. Even though I don’t know when, I do know that it happened; I’m not a little kid anymore, and I haven’t been [...]

My Old School


The campus of my high school once consisted of a series of brick buildings interconnected by covered breezeways or open-air sidewalks which cut through swatches of lawn. Several years ago, the school underwent a major renovation and was entirely enclosed. The main building and smaller buildings of various sizes which huddled around it are now one [...]

The Game Ball and a Fur Coat


I was enrolled in softball, as shown on my Trophy Shelf of Participation.  I even got the game ball.  Oh yes, we won a lot – both years.  But no thanks to me, I assure you.

Elementary School Pictures: Yes, You’re Supposed to Look Like a Dope


School picture day is fast-approaching, the once-a-year spectacle (twice if you count retakes) of damp, matted-down hair, “The Shirt Mom Picked Out,” and prominently-displayed horse teeth that jut out of small mouths. First off, have you seen what a school picture packet looks like these days? When our 7-year-old brought home his first one a [...]

High School Deja Vu

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Songs hold memories. I am sure that it is the same way for you – when I hear a song that I loved or heard first in High School, it brings me back.  It’s amazing to me the way that these songs can elicit the same old high school feelings. My chest gets tight with [...]