I seem to move around at an ever-increasing pace these days, at last count having stayed in 38 places over the last 4 months, packing/unpacking 39 times, and closing or reconfiguring storage in three countries. Shedding weighty items like books, which I adore buying but have little time to read and no place to keep, has … Continue reading
I’ve been renting an apartment in my old neighbourhood, Montreal’s sought-after Plateau/Mile End hipsterplex. I was warned by the owner to look both ways when walking out the door, since one of the city’s busier bike paths is 2 steps away (before the parking and roadway). No mishaps so far, and it’s been nice hearing … Continue reading
Time-lapse video of the planet from the International Space Station. Thin little line, isn’t it?
During solo travels in the last few years (because you don’t notice as much in a group, do you?), I kept spotting women travelling on their own – usually older, usually doing something interesting, always willing to talk and share a tip or ask a question. One had returned to her favourite Paris café, taking … Continue reading
You can tell a lot about a city by its burial plans. These are London’s: when and where space will run out, who chooses burial over cremation and why, the fact that overall deaths per annum are projected to drop in the next 20 years or so (are we all going to kick it in … Continue reading