A bar walks into a man…


I’ve been many things in my life.

Hooker (rugby).

Fake dentist.

Town crier.

Punching bag.

Pack mule.



I’m using this time to transmogrify beyond all that into just what I am. And to quote Popeye, “I am what I am.”

I’m going to spend more time making things and less time talking about it. I’m going to put it all here, where it should be.

I’ve quit the social bullshits, so basically this will just be me talking to myself.  I will listen.

This will give me a healthy place to revisit all the crazy craps, all the self indulgences, all the things I wish glowed like the sun. The UnDad will slowly pass away, if it already hasn’t. I mean…yeah.

I do need a place like this, it is healthy for me. And  here we are. If there is anyone else here. I’m sure there is a Pink Floyd quote for this somewhere.

If you are interested in what I’m doing, or if I’m just yelling into the ether, this is the place to be. People used to care what I did, then I undermined most of it by going through some stuff and ostracizing myself from my friends. I’m ok with it. I mean, I did it on purpose. Not because of the friends, but because I sort of lost who I am. Or who I was. Or whatever that means.

This is all ok. This stuff is important. The stuff I’m going through. As we all are. As we should be.

Look at the little monster giving me a kiss in that picture. He thinks I’m worth it. He is right. That kid is god.

Published by: thetrentwilkie

Trent Wilkie is a husband/father/writer/journalist/performer in Edmonton. Trent has written for CBC Radio, Fangoria Magazine, Edmonton Sun, Exclaim Magazine, Fort Sask Record, Theatre Network, The Edmonton Fringe, and is currently pouring his heart and soul into his award-winning blog The UnDad. As well, Trent has also been a wilderness canoe guide for over 10 years which he now considers therapy. Trent is also a member of Mostly Water Theatre, a sketch comedy troupe and has performed in a bevy of Edmonton International Fringe Festivals to varying degrees of success. When taking time off from trying not to be boring, Trent likes to relax while watching horror movies and trying to write the perfect three chord song

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