Last week, I went on a trip by myself, on buses and trains. I had been on this journey about six years ago, bundled up in a winter coat and falling asleep against the window, my head lolling about. I felt like a student again, … Continue reading Tiny bits and pieces
To the young couple I had the opportunity to meet, a type I had always felt uncomfortable around, but didn't have the clarity of thought or the words to express why: With your big house and two cars, fancy jobs that let you work from … Continue reading Meet and greets
The other day, my mother expressed faint alarm at my increasing propensity for being by myself. This sentiment came about after I casually mentioned I was going out for lunch, and she asked me whom I was meeting. I told her it was just going … Continue reading I like to be alone, kind of
I got over my reading slump with Alexis Okeowo's A Moonless, Starless Sky. It is an account of "ordinary men and women fighting extremism in Africa." We meet a couple who escaped from the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, a man who has made it his … Continue reading Extraordinary stories of courage
It looks like I've been developing a tradition of sorts with these Looking Back posts, while we prepare for the next calendar year. As each year comes to a close, I usually find myself sending out a wish into the universe, for the next year … Continue reading Looking back at 2017
1. I am three. We are taking a trip, the entire family packed into a minivan. There are no empty spaces in the vehicle: it is stuffed with adults, kids, bags of snacks both savoury and sweet. We aren't going too far from home, just … Continue reading Departures and arrivals
I haven't paid much attention to my blog lately. But, dear readers, I have some exciting news! A friend I made through the blog reached out to me last month with an idea he had for an online film magazine. It would be multi-lingual he … Continue reading Editor? Me?