September 9th, 2021 | Comments Off on A small musing

I will probably be using WordPress professionally soon. It’s interesting that I basically have been using WordPress for as long as it’s been around, although not very actively, of late.

Well, curious to see how the next chapter turns out….

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April 5th, 2020 | Comments Off on heavy lies the crown

A pandemic rages on outside and the world holds on.

I told someone else: the best way to get through this is together. We’ll look out for one another, we’ll take care of one another.

The world won’t look the same after this, but we’ll still have to live in it. Let’s rebuild it to make it easier to take care of one another.

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January 17th, 2019 | 1 Comment »

Mary Oliver died today.
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December 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off on waving a new goodbye

Earlier this year, Hey Rosetta! announced they were taking a hiatus as a band. This took me completely by surprise, and I literally gasped as I was reading the statement:

And despite all the movement and light and love there is on the road, or perhaps because of it, you begin to sort of exist beyond any sense of reality or responsibility – to family, to friends, to self, to security, to art, to anything – and the pressures build up and pull at you and its kind of a miracle that 7 people can stay together and work single-mindedly towards one end for so long really, even something as beautiful and privileged and cool as making music.

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December 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on Take a break

Love doesn’t discriminate
Between the sinners and the saints
It takes, and it takes, and it takes
And we keep loving anyway
We laugh and we cry and we break

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January 27th, 2015 | Comments Off on For the moment

De Pierre Reverdy
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August 1st, 2014 | Comments Off on “Women against feminism” – why this movement irritates me

Translation of the brilliant illustration here:
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December 31st, 2013 | Comments Off on bilan de l’année

10 marks for a perfect report (earned by at least one student!)
9 visits to my old haunt at the university
8 dragonboat competitions
7 capoeira classes
6 countries visited
5 kilometers in my first OC6 race
4 places of employment
3 Couchsurfing experiences
2 paddles purchased
1 gold champion medal

I’ve enjoyed 2013. It wasn’t always an easy year – from troubles with employment to pushing through training with my team – but I find myself in a nice place entering 2014, and I couldn’t ask for more.

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December 23rd, 2013 | Comments Off on Ça fait longtemps

It’s been a really long time since I last wrote here. How much things have changed since then. 2013 has brought me even more upheaval than 2012; but in subtler, gentler ways.

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February 14th, 2013 | Comments Off on Fernweh

Now that I’m back all I can think about is how to leave again.

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

— John Masefeld, “Sea Fever”

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