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Category Archives: writing

Before the Time Before

Writing [for me] is an exercise. A necessary exercise. Unlike other children, both my ability and desire to communicate were thoroughly limited. This wasn’t always a problem. My earliest memories … Continue reading

June 20, 2017 · 50 Comments

Autumnal in G Minor

Time insists on passing. I looked at the calendar today and realized that this time two years ago, we were packing up Villa l’Africaine. Yesterday I received a lovely card … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · 36 Comments

From Cardinal Cañizares to Donald Trump to Brexit: The Objective of Othering.

“Social identities are relational; groups typically define themselves in relation to others. This is because identity has little meaning without the “other”. So, by defining itself a group defines others. … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · 23 Comments

How much do you know about the people around you?

Having crossed paths with so many interesting people throughout my life, I always wonder. More so, I wonder how it all happened, how they, and we, become the people we … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 22 Comments


Emotionally complex is the best way to describe the moment. It feels like arriving at the summit of my existence. Not in the sense of success or failure, just time. … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 11 Comments