Tag Archives: work

Loss, part 1 of 3

It’s barely November and I know what this year’s theme is going to be…loss. The losses of David Bowie and Gene Wilder and Prince, sure, I mourned with my friends, in much the same way I mourned Brexit with my British … Continue reading

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On the high seas

I promised that shortly I was going to write about my ship job and what I was doing here…I am currently on a ship in the Mediterranean Sea somewhere off the coast of Libya. I work for SOS Méditerranée, a … Continue reading

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The joys of being a minnow

For the longest time, I haven’t written in this space. First because I didn’t want to write over Belinda’s obituary, then because I wasn’t sure how to handle writing about my departure from Winnipeg. I avoided writing about Winnipeg at … Continue reading

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I’m still here…

Reports of my disappearance down a black hole into Middle-Earth, through a wardrobe into Narnia or down a rabbit-hole into Wonderland have been greatly exaggerated. I’m still here and plan to continue blogging through Christmas and New Year’s. -two elaborate … Continue reading

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Chers auditeurs

Cette petite chanson est dédiée aux écouteurs de Le Monde Bouge sur CHYZ 94,3 et Planète sur Canal Savoir. Les choses les plus invraisemblables passent par ma tête quand je manque du sommeil.   On ne sait pas le jour … Continue reading

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New job!

I just finished my first day of teaching. It is five in the afternoon, not even, and I can barely put one foot in front of the other. The lycée where I am working is enormous, and if I were … Continue reading

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A day in my Burundian life

Today was a typical day in my Burundian life, one of a succession of days that seem to be flying past faster and faster. On Friday my Burundi trip will be half over already!! I woke up when the sun … Continue reading

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Nyakabiga Dreams

N.B. Please comment and like this post. I would like for it to end up Freshly Pressed if possible, because if the right person reads it we could make real change. Thanks. Today (Monday) there was no class because it … Continue reading

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Burundi Impressions I and II

I am in Africa. Burundi to be exact. Taking advantage of the chance t write because today is one of the days my neighbourhood has electricity. Yep, I said “one of the days my neighbourhood has electricity.” A major regional … Continue reading

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Help, I’m becoming a sheep!

I’ve been at my job for about a week and a half now, and I do like it. It’s fast-paced and all my skills, from writing to translation to sound editing to persuasion, are really being put to use. But … Continue reading

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