In front of a group of people, my mom announced that my ass was big and fat. I don’t know what compelled her announcement. I weigh the same as I always do this time of the year and I’m within 10 lbs of what I weighed in high school. I feel mostly disappointed that even someone who is your own mother would delight in trying to publicly humiliate you. Normally I make efforts to see her, take her out for meals, pop in and say hi, but what is the point in kindness when someone is waiting to sabotage you? I’ll never repeat this behaviour on my own kids.
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.