Follow the Smile

I was too young to know that every country had one of those – airlines, that is, and the pretty ladies that went along with them, not to mention the dashing pilots. I was too young to even know that there were such things as other countries. There was Ethiopia, that was that. That was the world. … More Follow the Smile

Books & Bombs

All I had to do was summarize a nearly 10 year creative and personal journey into ten minutes…I remembered to breathe, feel my feet on the ground and more or less the rest of my body above, and most of all to focus on what was going on at present, not what I would have to do minutes from now. … More Books & Bombs

Prompts: August 2017

More Notes from the Canadian honey jar… #43: August 1, 2017 IDEA for setting: an Ethio soccer game week! (genesis of the story) The street busker, black contortionist in neon green leopard print bodysuit, who could fit himself into a box. Maybe I could use that…? Seems ripe for metaphor-izing. The giant statue of ‘American Gothic’. … More Prompts: August 2017

New Hyphenation episode!

I’m happy to announce that the podcast Hyphenation has a new episode out! Here is what ‘Fresh Daze’ has in store for your hungry ears: It’s a fine line between culture shock and “FOB” moments. What was confusing and painful in the moment– whether that’s mishaps of language, cuisine, hygiene, or social etiquette–becomes, in retrospect, … More New Hyphenation episode!

Prompts: July 2017

More Notes from the Canadian honey jar… #35: July 17, 2017 …she’s the necrophiliac of the group, digs up the corpses of old boyfriends and tries to dance with them (get them to dance with her) again. Rather than start new relationships, that is. Not that she intentionally ‘started’ the previous ones. She ‘fell into’ them, though … More Prompts: July 2017