Wedding Day

I wrote this story for one of my creative writing classes at U of T. The assignment was to write a story that must be told, that the world should know about. I was inspired by the stories of many girls around the world, especially in India, whose futures are often dictated by society's expectations. [...]

Cattle Call

I received the nicest email today, from a friend Catherine in my online poetry class. It's amazing how you can feel connected with someone you've never even met. I'd initially been reluctant to take an online class since all of my in-person classes have been so amazing, but I have to say that it was [...]

As It Should Be

Often times we think that things should be different than they are. 'If only' this wasn't happening right now, or if that person acted differently, then we would feel better, happier, more fulfilled. Something that I try to remind myself of is that everything is exactly as it should be. There is perfection in the [...]

Nature by Numbers

Can you see fractals in the treetops? A pattern that knows itself, like the laughing Buddha Meditating under the Bodhi tree. Branch by twig, and twig by branch, Spinning, whirling, multiplying – Writing into the sky. Count the spirals on a pinecone: Eight, thirteen, or twenty-one; Knowingly, they turn to the centre, while Fibonacci’s rabbits [...]

Learning to Climb

In this short story, I tell about my adventure in Thailand back in 2006, with two of my closest friends, Neesha and Amy. Wish I was back there! Brrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnngggg!!! The alarm went off. 5 AM. Startled, I leaned over to turn it off and thoughts of going to work whizzed through my head. I opened [...]