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On Lazy Days…

You ever have just an incredibly lazy day? That was the kind of day I had today. I had planned to do a whole bunch of chores but didn’t. I could have seen some people, but stayed home. I also should have probably done something to be better prepared for the week ahead but instead did… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

In between constant government hypocrisy and a major terrorist attack in a city where I once spent an entire academic semester, it has been a very difficult week. I am getting extremely tired of hearing the same trite sympathies, the same sides pushing their agendas minutes after an attack. And yet, as after every major… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

Even two decades into the age of the internet, many people can still be extremely curmudgeonly about the stuff that we read online. For way too many, blogs, websites and Twitter profiles sort of exist alongside but not within literature. I personally think we need to read both books and blogs. And so here is this… Read more »

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In The Future…

In the future, we will no longer need to burn books. Most people will just not read them — voluntarily. (That, my friends, is my depressing thought of the day. See you tomorrow.)  

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

April. Warm weather (occasionally). Friends. Spinning world. Busy life. Links for you.   1.Did you ever want to know what other title ideas S.E. Hinton had while writing The Outsiders? Wonder no longer. 2. This photo essay on present-day Casablanca is vivid, colourful, and full of life. It tells so many stories about the people who live there…. Read more »

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(To Watch)

Going on planes always reminds me of movies that I will watch if I ever have… all year. While flying on a cross-country trip home this weekend, I jotted down some of the movies in the airline’s entertainment system for future reference. The ones below are currently at the top of my list. Neruda (2016)… Read more »

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Remembering What We Whispered And What We Screamed

“…I think we are well-advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed… Read more »