Crystal Pool

Quadra St @ Pembroke (3.5/5 stars) I’ll admit, I bought a membership to this place because it’s only a 10-minute walk from my studio. A downtown establishment, Crystal Pool is known for its large bulbous skylights that invite great amounts of daylight. It’s an older fitness centre with cracks in the pool and a variable population, but the steam room,… Read more →

The True Nature of Tattoos

I have found designing and imprinting permanent art on my body to be a soothing, cathartic and meaningful way to recognize themes, movements, changes, unions, balances and the workings of time, across the spectrum of my whole life. Read more →

What is a Mo-Fo?

When people hear this word thrown around, they instinctively cringe. They’re thinking of abominable acts. Understandably. Read more →

Drugs Aren’t the Answer

Most of us wish there was a little magic pill that could take away all of our suffering and our worries . . . Turns out, there is. Not just one, but many. Valium, Ativan, Xanax. Read more →

Over the Hill

Nearing the crest was the hardest.
I recall viewing it from far away
as if it were only a simple prospect
& not a hard fast guarantee Read more →

Man Cave, Red Tent

All I want is a few days relief. Just a quiet session in a tent. Just a long space in which to breathe and say nothing and let my body do its unwinding. Read more →