If our minds are like a vast and varied landscape, our boundaries are the fences we put up to keep our thoughts, and the people we choose to to share them with, from straying into dangerous territory. Some fences keep us from falling into the pits and traps we all have by the time we… Continue reading Boundaries
Author: Kim Lopshire-Fitton
Crawling out of the 2020 hole
It's been a while since I last wrote, and mercy, the world has changed. My personal world transformed in 2020 as well: in the midst of a global pandemic, I became a mother. My daughter lights up my life, but I must admit that I didn't manage the transition very gracefully. I spent about 4… Continue reading Crawling out of the 2020 hole
Observations of an Aspiring Traveler
I visited Europe for the first time on a school trip when I was 17. While the other students in the group were queueing up at MacDonalds for a taste of home within the first few days, I teamed up with a brave companion and together, we ventured forth in search of something different, something… Continue reading Observations of an Aspiring Traveler
I want to write. On paper, with a pencil, where my ideas can flow from my brain through my hand and onto the page Without the permanence of ink. Keyboards and screens just won’t do. The plastic clack of keys and the glowing blue square, crowded with windows into other worlds, But none of them… Continue reading To Write
A boat for the ocean
Hey friends. The snow is FINALLY melting, which means this southern girl might finally be able to venture outside without employing her best penguin impression to avoid slipping and falling on her ass--the freezing rain was no joke this year, y'all. Below you'll find a short fiction piece I worked on last year. Hopefully spring will… Continue reading A boat for the ocean
Letting go and moving on
Hello there. If you're a human with internet access, you probably read the viral BuzzFeed piece on how millennials became the burnout generation. The article primarily discusses the circumstances that have created what the author calls the "burnout generation." While her analysis of how we collectively ended up in our respective manifestations of burnout is validating… Continue reading Letting go and moving on
Silent Spring and my evolving thoughts on organics.
Hello there! Now that summer's in full swing here in Ontario, it's been a bit more of a challenge to find time to sit down and write. We only get so many days here when going outside with exposed skin is an option, and this Southern girl needs to drink up all the sunshine she… Continue reading Silent Spring and my evolving thoughts on organics.
My first Shoreline Clean-up!
As those of you who've tried to find volunteer opportunities as a full-time working adult can attest, sometimes getting involved with local organizations can be pretty tough, especially if you can't check that box for open availability. All this notwithstanding the bone-chilling prospect of making small-talk with strangers. Eek! I've had some ups and downs… Continue reading My first Shoreline Clean-up!
Can we do better by captive critters in North America? Parks, zoos, and animal sanctuaries
Happy Earth Day, Y'all! For many folks in my generation, a large portion of our connections with wildlife were forged at zoos and theme parks. My personal love for the ocean was kindled just as much at SeaWorld as it was during my time on the beach with my family. During high school, I spent… Continue reading Can we do better by captive critters in North America? Parks, zoos, and animal sanctuaries
Just saying Hello.
Hey there, friend. It's been a while. While I've taken a break from writing, I've been doing some reading and a lot of thinking about what the next steps of my personal journey will look like. I'll be sharing more about that in the future, but for now, if you'd care to have a glimpse… Continue reading Just saying Hello.