9.31 Shades of Grey

It finally happened. The other night, I was in the bathroom at a pub washing my hands when I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror under those terrible kinds of fluorescent lights. There it was - two strands of long grey hair that made me audibly gasp. For about a year, I had been getting small grey hairs on the sides, right along the top of my ears. So, grey hair wasn’t new to me. But, I thought that perhaps just the sides would go grey, at least for now, and I’d have a few spare years left of it overtaking my entire head.

I was wrong. The invasion had started happening.

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9.30 Crybaby

I work out of the Centre for Social Innovation and they recently moved into a brand new building. The washrooms are individual stalls and in my current state, I was very glad for this. It means I could cry silently to myself and no one would know.

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9.29 Chaos

Did you ever have one of those therapy sessions where you leave the office and your head is in a swirl of confusion, yet clarity? You stumble down the street and you’re not so much weaving in and around the rush hour foot traffic, but stealthily navigating successfully in an unconscious haze?

Maybe it was just me.

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9.28 We're Back

There’s a running dispute about how long we have been running Stories We Don’t Tell. Last year we celebrated four years, this year we’re celebrating four years. Is it four or five? It doesn’t really matter at this point because all I know is that I’ve loved every minute of however many years we’ve been doing this event.

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