Love and Appreciation

This week has been a flurry of news interviews on top of all the regular summer on the farm with a baby things. The big news was released via press release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on June 30th 2017.   The announcement of Searyl’s health card with a “U” marker and judicial review in regards to their birth certificate has gotten… Read more →

A Short Doc

Searyl and I had the pleasure of being profiled in a short documentary film by our friend Rebecca Poulin. She was studying digital arts at Selkirk College and made this short doc about me and Sea and my choice to raise Sea with room to self determine their gender.   Read more →

Framing Family

“When a mommy and a daddy love each other very much….” Hold up. We are in a different frame. A time and reality where we have long ago (and more and moreso all the time) recognized that families can be single parent ventures, grandparents raising their grandkids, gay dads, queer moms, aunts, uncles, foster parents, adoptions from near and far,… Read more →

What’s in a Name?

This is the second letter to my cousin while she is pregnant. You can read the first one here. This one came after a brief exchange celebrating the end of her first trimester and a short list of names that her and her partner had come to. With very different backgrounds and cultural traditions around naming, their process has been… Read more →

All in A Day.

Some nights are slower going. S is For Spirit Bear, Green Eggs and Ham and an Ivan Coyote story read out loud- you are still young enough that I pick the stories. Followed by a free style mashup song of Rock-A-Bye Baby, the song the kids sing before the Nazi’s come in sound Of Music and the song that the… Read more →

Hello Darkness My Old Friend,

  It seems that while post-partum depression is widely understood to be a real phenomenon that affects lots’ of new parents, our society still sucks at dealing with it. I’ve been asked a few times lately if I’m “Doin alright?”.  The answer is, “yeah, for the most part.” Cause I have had lots of practice learning how to deal with… Read more →

Turned Up

Working in harm reduction I have heard people describe certain substances in a way that they “turn up the experience.” Some drugs will synergistically turn up the effects of others, while other substances have the ability to turn up the experience of the music, the lights, the emotions. Sometimes this amplification is a desired and desirable effect. Other times it… Read more →