Journey to the Centre of the Onion

A Vırtue of Necessity We were half way across Lake Van when the muffins kicked in… but wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. For two summers my son and I had wanted to go home to Canada to see our friends and family and particularly my ailing mother. Unfortunately, due to the strict travel restrictions imposed by the…

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The Net of Indra

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In Defense of Critical Thinking

Old Values Versus the New I remember when I returned to university after my gap years and was accepted to the University of Toronto to study literature. Many of the people I knew saw no practical value in my choice and believed I was destined to a life of dead-end jobs, or at best, that I would end…

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The Joys of Rereading a Good Book

Me and My Lounge Chair and a Good Book It’s summer and a lot of people I know have expressed their desire to be left alone on a beach with a good book to read. Most people have a favorite author who they’ll turn to, buying their latest best seller and heading for surf and sand. But how…

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A Dream Within A Dream

What is Real, Anyway?  Leaving aside the central premise of Buddhism, that the world which we call “reality” is in fact an illusion, let’s consider our senses. First of all, they are subjective, and something that tastes pleasing to me might seem disgusting to someone else. Likewise, our conception of beauty changes from culture to culture and even…

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The Muse (Continued)

You Were Saying? Ok, so I might have been a bit premature saying that my obsession for my muse has been cooling. There’s been a development in recent weeks that has kinda changed the whole equation. In fact, I’m probably more obsessed than ever. But this time I’m fairly certain that the feeling is mutual. But what does…

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My Pillbox

My pillbox reminds me of every day of the week. Monday to Sunday, week after week, month after month, year after year. Monday to Sunday, week after week, month after month, year after year. Monday to Sunday, week after week… I think you get my point.   I get up and take my medication. Sometimes on an empty…

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Emerging from the Pandemic

Toughing it out in Paradise Ever since this pandemic blew up, I’ve been wondering how artists, musicians and film makers will document this whole crazy time. Just like after 9/11, when films and documentaries started coming out, I wonder what this generation’s artists will have to say or film or paint about the Covid-19 pandemic. Personally, it didn’t…

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