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Virginia Woolf on blogging.

Virginia Woolf on blogging.

Posted on Sep 29, 2010 | No Comments

“The essay must lap us about and draw its curtain across the world.” — Virginia Woolf Maybe I’m stretching it, but today I started reading Virginia Woolf’s 1925 piece titled “The Modern Essay” and couldn’t help but think, maybe she does have something relevant to say about our 21st-century ways of communicating. Her essay is actually […]

On my love-hate relationship with long-term hostels.

On my love-hate relationship with long-term hostels.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010 | One Comment

Tomorrow is a big day. Not only do classes begin at Kingston but – and what’s about to follow eclipses even the excitement of finally starting my master’s – I get to move into my flat. It has been a long two weeks at my hostel in southeast London. Of course the price was right, […]

Where the rubber meets the road.

Where the rubber meets the road.

Posted on Sep 19, 2010 | No Comments

Talk is easy. It was one thing to be home for the summer, telling people that I’m moving to London to pursue not only a master’s in travel writing, but to get my career going as a writer itself. And yet, it’s been another thing altogether now that I’ve actually arrived. Well, I tell myself, […]

On life outside our comfort zone.

On life outside our comfort zone.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 | 11 Comments

“Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.” — Franklin P. Jones  Sometimes, I never learn. You would think having done this whole “moving to London” thing before, I’d have taken a more relaxed approach during the summer leading up to this year’s Big Move. Two years ago, I was so worried about […]

Hey, neighbor: Ten hours in Toronto.

Hey, neighbor: Ten hours in Toronto.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 | 2 Comments

As a child, Canada did little to hold my attention. I knew it was there, of course, like a distant relative you hear about from time to time, but my vague knowledge of its presence – this large terra incognita somewhere north of New York and New Hampshire – came only from the footnotes on […]

It’s good to be back.

It’s good to be back.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010 | No Comments

It had been a long flight. Of course, the six and a half hours from Toronto to Heathrow pale in comparison to past flights to and from New Zealand, but what I hadn’t realized was how lucky I’d gotten on them – on my ten-hour flight from LA to Fiji, I had a row of […]