Now that my time at The Journal has come to a close, I've felt an itch to get as much writing out there as possible. It's why I very quickly went to Muse (though I'm not on the magazine's editorial board), because it's an impulse that I can't shake. The nice thing about the school … Continue reading The Review Life
I recently read Christine Higdon's novel The Very Marrow of our Bones. The author is actually in a bookclub with my mum, thought I'd get that out of the way for journalistic integrity's sake. And though this is what initially drew me to the novel - the neat factor - it is the writing and … Continue reading Review of “The Very Marrow of our Bones”
Part of my job, and part of my life, is that I think a lot about art. 'What exactly is art?' is one of the questions that preoccupies me the most. My opinion on this is basically the same as American poet Elizabeth Bishop. She said that art is anything that stays with you for … Continue reading On Arts Writing
It's that time of year again, folks. Christmastime in the city. All the people return to their homes, Likes bears to their holes. It's a time to realize what's important. Christmas allows us to exchange ourselves. We give a little to Auntie, to Uncle and some to mom and dad. It's a communion and a … Continue reading Christmastime
Water is the greatest drink on Earth. I love how elemental it is. Just three elements is all it takes to create one of the most important aspects to life. Think about it, for a second. You can never be comfortable without a guaranteed source of water. There's just no way to do that, and … Continue reading Sidenote: drinking water
I am concerned that writing is becoming a lifestyle. What I mean, simply, is that I am not anymore just someone who writes - as I've been for awhile now. What I am is a fucking writer. This idea first came to mind when a friend of mine commented that I seemed less concerned with … Continue reading Writerly Things Cont.
It's something so intrinsic to my being. I am a writer - few people understand how important and monumental of a thing that is for me, for my life and my worldview.