Category Archives: Dimestore Philosophy

Stumbling Upon Epiphanies

Some moments hit us right in the feels. For the first time in weeks, I took a morning coffee into the harbour and sat by the water’s edge, simmering in the moment before the inevitable descent of the day’s tourists. Sun dappling the water caused a hallucinatory disco ball effect as I sat lost in thought, bobbing on a wharf in […]
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One Month Down, Eleven to Go: The State of the Steff

Why, hi there, you. I’m just checking in. It’s a nice morning. My coffee cup is full. I thought, “Why don’t I go say hello to my minions?” Yoo-hoo, minions! Hallo-o-o-o-o, minions. Your friendly neighbourhood blogger is doing just fine, thankyouverymuch. My year of Being Better is underway. I promised myself I wouldn’t make New […]
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Enlightenment! Get Yer Enlightenment Here!

My friend Monica Hamburg posted a hilarious daily-deal from Ethical Deals on her Facebook page today. Oh, how I laughed. Dude’s selling basically spiritual enlightenment for $129, a savings of 84%, you lucky motherfuckers. Act now or forever live in the dark. Free shipping. You know why he’s selling “awakening” for 84% off? Because you […]
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Just Like a Cloudy Sunrise

Many a day this winter I have woken to find a cloudy morning outside the glass. I’ll get up anyhow, resolved to walk the shore, and moments later I’m in pants, toque, and a jacket, out the door. Living by the ocean is a gift most of us in this area cherish, but we have to live […]
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All We Need Is Love. No, Really.

(This is not a posting about politics, or the Democratic Convention, even if it starts out talking about that for a second, so bear with me.) After last night’s Democratic National Convention speech, Michelle Obama’s gotten a big spotlight around the world for bringing a topic up that we don’t often treat with the respect it […]
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Our Lives After Their Death

There’s a full moon tomorrow. I’m in a weird headspace. In social media, I’m seeing snippets here and there from those I’m connected with, remembering the passing of our good friend Derek Miller last year. My thoughts on Derek, as his death took the world by storm by way of an incredible blog post, were […]
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