It’s hard to look ahead and move at the same time. … More A Heroine’s (7 min) Journey.
I walk on down a street I have never known. … More In Search
This one’s on me. I’m happy to share my latest article for Selamta, the in-flight magazine of Ethiopian Airlines. For this assignment, I spent an afternoon being led to and fed in lesser known/much loved restaurants around Addis Ababa (one of which had one of the best ceiling art I’d ever seen, see below), all in … More Went/Saw/Ate/Wrote
Well here I am somewhere in the mountains of Banff. It’s taken a long time to get here. Literally: (eternity on the TTC: 7 mins bus from my front door to Warden station, 1.5 hrs from Warden subway station to Kipling subway station, 30min bus ride to Terminal 1 at Pearson, approx. 10 min wandering around trying … More The Elevation
1 – When oh when did it become acceptable to use your country’s flag as a napkin? Or is it just an American thing? 2 – Real convo between mom & son: Son: Mom are we going to Toronto or Niagara Falls? Mom: Ontario S: What? M: Ontario S: So we’re not … More Ridin’ the Northeast Regional: some observations.
There’s this joke about an American who went to Washington D.C to teach English to new immigrants from Ethiopia. He ended up learning Amharic instead. When you can do an entire transaction at Starbucks in Amharic (granted, the store in question is right outside the arrivals gate at Dulles Airport) and even add to the … More Shock of the New
People are supposed to have a complex about the photos in their passports and other IDs, not about the IDs themselves. Enter yours truly. I’m told that I got my first passport at the age of four. We never ended up moving to New York so I don’t know what happened to it. (Sometimes I … More Embarrassment of Riches