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Deadline: A Story that wasn’t (at the Moth)

So, recently I started going to a live theatre style thing (good word use me!) called The Moth.  The basic premise of The Moth (which happens all around the world) is that you go to listen to stories. It is... Continue Reading →

You can never go home

Home is a topic that has consumed much of my writing. The quest for it, understanding it, the ever present need to grasp what my home is and how that affects who I am in the world. When you live... Continue Reading →

What if I fail? The story of how I finally got my visa and the chance to move to LA

3 months ago to the day today, I landed in Los Angeles. Today in Vancouver, I had my interview for my US visa at the USA consulate here, and it was approved on the spot (it literally took 30 seconds and she... Continue Reading →

Is there a place for me in Trump’s America?

I landed in Los Angeles 18 days ago, on the 12th of January 2017,  1 week before the Presidential inauguration. I had watched the campaigns for the role of 45th President of the United States from afar, the circus of American... Continue Reading →

Punctures in Phuket: Finding the Happy in everyday situations

For 2017 I wanted to make my New Years resolutions small and personal, so that I could maybe forgo a year of beating myself up for not winning an Oscar or making a million dollars again. I decided to focus... Continue Reading →

Cultural Connections: Finding friends in far off places

The easiest friends you will ever make are other travellers on a trip. Whether you are in a hostel in Uruguay, or a pub with an english quiz night in Bangkok, standing out because of your accent or appearance is... Continue Reading →

Digi-Dating: Building something with someone when you have no fixed address

"Digital nomad"  has become a bit of a buzz term lately...anyone travelling with a laptop and a data-plan can claim to be one (just throw out words like "Digital Marketing" "Dropshipping" and "client focuses" while frantically slurping down cute coffee's... Continue Reading →

Paris to Bangkok: 4 Differences between two top travel destinations

  On the surface, Paris and Bangkok are obviously, two completely different cities. Paris is a city filled with European history, food oozing with butter, and famous landmarks. Bangkok is a city of roadside markets, ancient temples and chaotic traffic.... Continue Reading →

Choose your own adventure

When I was a kid I love LOVED those Choose Your Own Adventure books. There was one in particular that was set in a museum, possibly Goosebumps (which was ALL my brothers would ever read) that I think I read... Continue Reading →

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