I spend a lot of time in our kitchen cooking, being creative with the days menu. So cooking becomes an abstract form using the natural flavours, textures and spices to make a colourful and tasty meal. Abstract art forms do not restrict or confine my emotions, but allows them to flow freely. The kitchen cabinet […]
Archives for August 2016
In under a decade, software developers predict that “voice assistants” like Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana will be capable of speaking with us in natural, flowing conversation – guiding our Internet search queries, the function of our homes, and the direction of our very thoughts and imaginations.
Mostly because I like them; they are among my favorite images, they capture my long lived sense of ghosts in the aftermath of activity – the moment when a favorite place is out of season. Where all the guests go home.
Africa is one of the most unrated destinations on earth, characterised by dense forests, misty mountain peaks, vibrant city centres, and game rich savannahs. With spectacular scenery, diverse cultures and friendly people, and incredible wildlife that changes from border to border, it’s time to put some of Africa’s most desirable destinations on the map.
The American flag almost had fourteen stripes, not thirteen… and Nova Scotia nearly became an American state, not a Canadian province. In fact, it is doubtful that Canada would even exist in its present form if this event had occurred. Quite possibly all of North America, from the Arctic Ocean and south to the Rio Grande, would today be known as the United States of America.
We must be our own, before we can be each other’s.
One of the biggest challenges an author faces in today’s publishing landscape is just trying to understand what’s what. So what actually is what? This article is going to attempt to offer some clarity.
Because millions of other people have the same phone, same photo-sharing application, and same exact filters, I, along with many others, are producing and posting a lot of the same exact things. That’s why I switched photo-sharing communities, from the once beloved Instagram to Splore.
If we realize that we don’t really ‘create destiny’ (which, let’s face it, is a HUGE and scary thing to have to undertake), rather, we choose what ‘destiny’ we tune into – one that already exists among an infinite number of possibilities – we dismantle fear, doubt and anger.
Standing in the delivery room wearing a flimsy pair of rewashed latex gloves and holding a pair of surgical scissors in my hands, I became acutely aware of one of the many statistics which had been shared with us on day one. I was a medical student working in a government hospital in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa; it was 1997. The figure flashing through my mind was that 50% of the women using the delivery unit were HIV positive.