Global Community, or Global Catfight?

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” ― Ian Maclaren #quotes pic.twitter.com/rEegDx6JZd — Marek Kośniowski (@MarekKosniowski) November 10, 2015 The optimist in me wants to continue believing the Internet is a wonderful place, where people from different cultures, backgrounds, religions, and worldviews all over the world can come together […]

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Getting In The Bubble

I don’t have a real physical space dedicated to writing. I often lament that I don’t have a private room to myself, with creatively soft green coloured walls, a desk just for me, a door that closes, a large window looking onto beautiful scenery, a board to pin up and refer to great ideas, a […]

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That Devil, Comparison

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not […]

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Perspective

What do you see in this photo? I see a field of dandelions. Waiting patiently for their moment, to scatter, to spread, to embark on their last adventure. So that new dandelions can start a new one. I feel an irresistible urge to take a deep breath and set them on their journey just a […]

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Sunny Ways

Hope. Today Ottawa was simply oozing with it. I even witnessed a few conservatives confess excitement. Hope. “Sunny Ways” are what Justin Trudeau promised in his acceptance speech on election night. Today he was sworn in as prime minister along with his cabinet ministers.  And it was certainly sunny today, except in the shade, as one news broadcaster had […]

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Airports and Other “Suki Na Koto”

What do you like? This is the Writing 101 challenge of the day, and while it may seem overly simple and almost comical to ask a fellow adult in English, in Japanese it is a very common question when you’re getting to know someone: “好きなことは何ですか?” (“Suki na koto wa nan desu ka?” or “What things do you […]

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The Gender Bandit

Why do I write? This was WordPress’ Writing 101 question of the day. I write to break moulds, to write about the moulds that need breaking and the people who are breaking them. One of the moulds that I feel most passionately about breaking are those related to gender. What it means to be male […]

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