Category: Things

  • Home away from home away from home

    Whenever I meet people here, one of their first questions is “Where are you from?”. It seems like an easy question. A one or two-word answer for most people, maybe with a little elaboration in the follow up of “Whereabouts?” But for me, I struggle with that simple question.  I no longer have just one home […]

  • Why write?

      “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” —George Orwell Sometimes I get writer’s block. Sometimes I stare at my screen for an […]