Arenas (ice-hockey or political) are the epicentres for unapologetic tributes. Accolades from the glory days are are embellished and exalted in a pursuit to replicate that power. As supporters, we are blind to the controversial changes implemented by the organization at hand, and refuse to acknowledge criticism from outside the bubble (myself included).
Olivia Robinson holds a B.A.(Honours) in English Language and Literature from Queen’s University and an M.A. in Writing for Children from the University of Winchester in England. Olivia has worked in the book publishing industry for nearly five years. Her work has been published in The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The Hill Times, and others. She lives in Ottawa.
In the fall of 2015, my colleagues were puzzled when I announced that I was leaving my publishing gig in Toronto for a non-profit in our nation's capital. But they were not perplexed by the notion that I was changing jobs. They were skeptical of my desire to live in Ottawa.
03/28/2017 04:20 EDT
We speak in platitudes about the "road to recovery" with eating disorders, like there's an easily-replicable strategy, like winning a board game. My recovery was a hellish game of snakes and ladders: I'd make progress and then have a setback and slide back to start.
03/09/2017 11:29 EST
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