For the rest of the world.

The events in Paris have made me angry, but not for the reasons you might think. The outpourings of sorrow and support should make me feel happier about human nature and our ability to show solidarity for those of us in trouble. But instead, I just feel bitter and angry. Really angry. The tragedy of…

Home

A close friend asked me recently what ‘home’ meant to me. It’s not that we often delve into the philosophical during our frequent conversations together; she needed some information for a project she was working on and was interested in getting the perspectives of her friends and family. I was flipping through the answers she…

Aurora

I went out to a movie and came back dead. Batman, the movie was. One of those superhero movies Where a masked vigilante finds himself in extraordinary situations and somehow emerges Triumphant. Unscathed. A hero who could never die, who could take down a hundred men without any help. Then there’s me – in the…

Hate

Also published on Groundviews.org image by michal tokarczuk   Tell me, do you feel it every day? When you’re buying groceries, taking a train to somewhere; when you smoke, eat or dream? Does it take a toll? Make your feet drag, perhaps, or your head ache? * Tell me, Does it get away from you…

Catcher in the Rye: my thoughts.

WARNING: Spoilers for anyone who hasn’t read the book.   I finished reading J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye today. Despite being such a short book (at just over 200 pages), I was surprised that I managed to finish it so quickly. I read every day but sparingly – perhaps on the train on the way to work…