My favourite kind of New Year

My favourite kind of New Year

This time last year I was experiencing the fall season on a different continent. Korea is stunning in autumn, but it doesn’t have the same coziness as a typical Ontario fall. I missed it to the point of exhaustion, and am taking in every whiff of it now that I’m back in Canada. I had … Continue reading

Sleeping in good company

I saw a man on the subway tonight wearing a light blue checkered short sleeve button up shirt. I did not see his face, but his hair was thinning and the majority of it was grey. He was slumped into his seat, palms turned up and resting on the tops of his legs. His head … Continue reading

Time Travel and a Troubador

Time Travel and a Troubador

I would be remiss to exaggerate the number of opportunities I’ve grasped to travel around Korea this year. Each week, ideas for possible destinations float among friends. “We could go here” “I read something about this place” “I’ve heard they have the best _________”. And, as easily as routine develops in any comfortable living situation, … Continue reading

Snatching on a full stomach

99% of the time, my stomach agrees with Korean food. The other 1% of the time… not so much. Today was a combination of the leftover lack of nutrition from a weekend of less than conscientious eating. I devoured half of a really shitty pizza for Sunday night dinner, and have been paying for it … Continue reading