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I’m a 40 year old

woman who’s never been married or had kids, and I look at the state of the world and I don’t want any!! I mean, it literally seems like we humans are a virus that the Earth is trying to shake off!! I have friends getting pregnant lately, one of whom is 46 and has been trying for a long time, and honestly it all just makes me cringe! I like kids a lot but in my mind that’s even more reason not to bring them into this insane world. If I’d met the right person in my 20’s sure I might have thought differently but after going through Covid and all these fires and migration crises happening globally every single day, etc., what would be the point when every single climate scientist clearly has stated things are only going to get much worse?? Are people totally insane? Is procreation a form of denial? Everyone I know who has kids seems to have done it for their own personal reasons and hasn’t even thought much about all this. Maybe I’m the crazy one??!

Pro-climbers at the gym

I don't care if you are better than me and need to train to do your 5.14b or whatever. I paid to get in there and train as well. It would be nice to use the wall! *grrrrr* I hope we diversify this sport a little bit more so it's not all young chachkie pro-climbers.


Isn't it scary that people cannot buy their first home? Well, it is even scarier if you did, and you might lose it.

Yellow-brown-orange skies

When daylight in Vancouver gets that weird tint of yellow-brown-orange, I feel off-kilter, knocked off balance. My relative died of lung cancer, even though he was not a smoker, and my other relative got nasal cancer, both living in one of the most polluted cities in the world. It might be painless, but dirty air can and will destroy your body. Hiding indoors for a while…

Car tech

I confess I might be dreaming but with all of these billionaires investing in space travel and diving to the bottom of the oceans and all of the silly things they do with their money, why the heck can't they put some big time dollars into transportation that doesn't require batteries or fossil fuels? Solar is a good step in the right direction but couldn't they develop a massively efficient pedally car or Flintstone mobile if you will? Something that requires as much effort as walking to operate? a gearing ratio that will take the vehicle up to 60 miles an hour on human power? Or your dog on a hamster wheel? Or a dog chasing a cat chasing a hamster on a hamster wheel? I am obviously no physics major but really. If these people can shoot folks into the sky for big money with all of the accompanying pollution generated, couldn't they come up with something simple and healthy for everybody that would help our abused planet too? I guess I can keep dreaming...

I Don't Mind

I let the elderly and people with disabilities pass in front of me all the time. I don't mind at all. But when you get aggressive and push me out of the way from behind, we have a problem.

The critic

Victim, Victor, Villain, Visitor, Volunteer. I used to think I could only be one at a time. Slowly I’ve come to realize I am each all the time. I have to let pain be my guide to know when things are out of balance and remind myself that ultimately, I’m human, merely passing through this pitstop called life.

I Have A Saying

"It's another asshole Friday". I use it to describe a Friday when all the assholes seem to come out of the woodwork. I'm glad I have a conscience and am not a collector of medieval weapons. I'm just as glad that it doesn't happen all the time and that I can just shut the world out when I reach home.


Main Street walk

For 23 blocks we unintentionally followed each other. I got in front of you once (after catching...

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