My dad is the pastor of an evangelical Christian church.
I, however, am an atheist.
For a long time, I assumed my lack of faith as a pastor’s kid (or PK) made me something of an oddity. And then a month or so ago, while listening to CBC Radio One’s show Tapestry, a guest mentioned a stereotype that paints PKs as being more likely to abandon their faith than kids of regular church-going parents.
To which I did a sudden and surprised about-face. Continue reading
Since I was sixteen, I’ve lived a life in glass — a life of clean cuts and sharp edges; of broken windows and shattered mirror; of blood spatter and stitches… Continue reading
…Little kids, from infants to aspiring ten-year-olds, are many things, but innocent is not one of them. No, friends, what children are is ignorant… Continue reading
Opinion By Z.S. Roe Once upon a time I was a certified teacher in the province of Ontario. But not anymore. I’ve now been officially suspended. As of April 30th, I can no longer teach in any publicly funded school. No, the reasons for my suspension were not nefarious, nor were they illegal. After four … Continue reading
Interview by Z.S. Roe From The Hunger Games to World War Z, dystopian and apocalyptic fiction has quickly become a mainstay in contemporary pop culture. But given the often bleak and frightening depiction of our future in these novels, it’s sometimes puzzling that readers are so drawn to these genres. “You know, I don’t know … Continue reading
Opinion By Z. S. Roe *As appeared in the Cambridge Times Everything happens for a reason. This is what the twelve of us were told when we were laid off. Our company, a small shop in Galt, had finally run out of money and would be closing. Worse yet, we were going to lose our … Continue reading