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Looking down the harbour from my sleepy, seaside village on the south end of Salt Spring Island. The view’s OK, I guess.

Ferry Boats in Ferragamo Part 4: Coming Home

If you’re operating an electric sander or a power drill and you want to keep your fingers, you have no choice but to be very present. It got me through the first stages of culture shock at island life and reality of living with a loved one dealing with cancer.

Being in love with someone who doesn't love you back

Being in love with someone who does not love you back

The first time I said it and someone actually said it back, I didn’t know how to react. I had become so accustomed at this point to hearing “Aw, Jess, it’s nice that you have a crush on me but unfortunately I like penises/casual sex strictly/not you.”