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What tea can teach us

May 12, 2015

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“(Tea) inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.” – The Book of Tea, Tenshin Okakura I’ve just returned from Japan, a […]

Creative Vignettes

November 16, 2012

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I recently completed a short creative writing course taught by Mark Tredinnick. Over a month and a half, we were encouraged to write to a creative prompt each week. It was lots of fun to get my creative nonfiction juices flowing, so I thought I’d share some of my pieces here: The Small Pleasures in […]

Learning Bangla: Ami Bangla Sikkhi

February 29, 2012

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Bangladesh means Land of the Bangla Speakers, and in this country, speaking Bangla is as much a way of expressing your national identity as it is a way of expressing yourself. Last Tuesday, February 21, marked a particularly important day for the Bengali identity and language – International Mother Language Day. Although it is an […]

Autumn skies in Australia

April 19, 2011

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It’s my last day in Barraba, in the northwest of NSW, Australia. It’s such a beautiful part of the world, I thought I would share some of my photos taken over the past month. Crisp morning sunrise and twilight sunset photos.

Adventures in PNG

February 19, 2011

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My trip to Papua New Guinea was the perfect way to start 2011. These photos were taken on a fish-eye lens. These shots are from a canoe going down the Sepik River – the Sepik is one of the world’s greatest rivers and is over 1200km in length. I had an article published on Travel […]

A Goldfish Point of View

July 12, 2010

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There are very few things more exciting than that suspense you get, anticipating a batch of freshly printed photos from a long forgotten camera film. As a rather impatient person, I generally don’t get too many thrills from waiting, but there is an exception to every rule, and this is mine. I discovered the film […]