Here are a few of my favourite journalism articles and personal essays. Click the title to read the piece.
Arts & Culture Reporting
- A day in the life of D. M. Thomas – Interview with the Booker-nominated writer.
“Put aside some time each day for writing. You have to give the muse space to come down to you. If you are constantly busy, you are not going to get inspired. You have to find at least an hour, if not more, when you are either walking, or in a room, at a desk, browsing, daydreaming. Make jottings. Keep a daily notebook. Just put your thoughts down and read other good contemporary authors.” – D. M. Thomas
- Reading and riding on the TTC – News story about the TTC’s Poetry on the Way project.
- Tibetans in Toronto – Review of a performance by Tibetan monks
- The view from down here – Globe and Mail
I believe that tall people have been put on this earth to work for short people. I take my tall sister shopping with me so I can make her reach for things on high shelves. So, for those of you who are taller, keep us short people in mind.
- Owning My Wings – Mabel
Three years ago, I sat in my office on the top floor of an office tower and watched a pair of hawks spiral across the sky, riding the updraft. I had achieved everything I thought I wanted in my corporate career. I wore pantsuits to a fancy office, had an assistant, and a nice salary. By conventional standards I was successful. I should have been happy, but I was not. Those hawks were free to soar above the city, and I felt anything but free.
Guest Blog Posts
- Accepting my perfectly imperfect body – Kind Over Matter
I learned that yoga isn’t about forcing your body into weird twists and bends; it is about connecting the body and the mind. For the first time since I was a small child, I began to reconnect to my body and I was amazed when it responded to certain moves, opening up and releasing tension that I’d been holding for years.
- In Praise of Dependence – Mosaic Minds
My independence was something I’d always taken for granted. It never occurred to me that there might be a time when I’d need to rely on others to help me with the daily business of life.