Oh Canada …

Seems there’s a lot of talk going around again about changing Canada’s national anthem to make it more gender neutral. Simply put, changing the line, “in all thy sons’ command” to “in all of us command.”   Now a lot of folks are going to jump up and scream holy murder, wave their arms, and […]

To Live and Date in London

I can’t describe how much I hate the dating scene. Fuck, that’s a lie. I’m absolutely going to describe it. Otherwise, what’s the point of starting a post on such a polarising note? The stage is set. A semi-classy cocktail bar in London’s lush hive of nightlife known as Soho. Hints of nearby jazz drift in through […]

Frohe Weihnachten!

It feels somewhat unsettling to be writing about X-mas from the comfort of a sunny day in May … while enjoying a glass of wine … on a balcony in London … But hell, I didn’t start this blog with any adherence to chronology and it would be a shame to start worrying about that now. […]

Brief Interlude

One aspect I always overlook when moving is just how quickly everything novel becomes mundane. I’ve heard of theories like “The Blinking Factor”, which makes assumptions based on our brain’s ability to parse familiar data and streamline the ingestion of new information. In a nutshell, when you change your environment and pass your eyes over a […]