On true love and diets

My baby sister is in the throes of a new relationship. Seeing the way her eyes shine whenever she says his name, I can't help but remember how I felt when I was about her age, getting to know someone special and exciting. I remember the uncontrollable smile spreading over my face, the butterflies in … Continue reading On true love and diets

Language lessons

An edited version of this essay was published under the title "Found in translation" in the June–July 2013 issue of Verily Magazine. One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man. ~ John Berger Soon after I moved from to Montréal from Vancouver last fall, … Continue reading Language lessons