Musings on a Decade

When I turned 30, my last so-called milestone birthday, I was unemployed, broke, and heartbroken. I was totally and completely lost. I was still at that age, where there was a lot of pressure to “achieve” things by certain points in time. By 30, I had reasoned, I should have my shit together. I shouldContinue reading “Musings on a Decade”

Reflections on a Bizarrely Serendipitous Year

That 2020 has been a strange year is true of every single human. When we started the year, COVID was a foreign problem, something barely on the speck of the horizon.  But I’m not writing this to talk about the innumerable ways our lives have changed, for two reasons.  Firstly, we have all lived it.Continue reading “Reflections on a Bizarrely Serendipitous Year”

Life with the Corona Virus

After eight months of a paranoia, stringent precautions and multiple skin breakouts thanks to the chafing of masks, it is a rather strange thing to have a COVID positive test report in front of you. It’s like you spend all these months running from something and when it finally catches up with you, there isContinue reading “Life with the Corona Virus”

COVID19 PART 2: THE PLOT TWIST

Good morning! I’m reporting straight from the hot zone. It is day 7 since my exposure to Corona 1 and Corona 2, aka Mom & Dad who tested positive for COVID the day after I arrived after a long and difficult eight month separation. Forgive my humour but there are so few cheerful things aboutContinue reading “COVID19 PART 2: THE PLOT TWIST”

COVID19 & THE BATTLE FOR CIVIC SENSE

The first reaction is always fear. That’s what I felt when I thought about getting tested.  In our mind’s eye – even us, the ultra – privileged – we picture the government storming our house and seizing us, and holding us captive in less than sanitary treatment facilities where poor hygiene would kill us beforeContinue reading “COVID19 & THE BATTLE FOR CIVIC SENSE”

My Search for my Ikigai

When I was 28 years old, I was working in a fairly straightforward 9-5 job in Mississauga (close to Toronto), Canada, leading a pretty boring life, where days and nights blended into each other.  I had moved from New York and missed it terribly. New York was a place that inspired me, while Toronto wasContinue reading “My Search for my Ikigai”