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The Colour of Nothing

In Culture, Personal, Uncategorized on February 29, 2016 at 10:44 AM

Montreal’s Carte Blanche magazine printed a story of mine. Enjoy!

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J.D. Salinger

In Culture, Personal on June 6, 2009 at 5:32 PM
I had completely forgotten why I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Over the years, I’ve just assumed that I always had an interest in reading and writing. Then I came across this. I remembered that it was actually one particular book that inspired it all.

Newspaper Turmoil

In Criticism, Culture, Financial, Personal on March 21, 2009 at 1:53 PM

Growing up, I thoroughly enjoyed the newspaper experience. I remember reading hockey and baseball box scores so carefully that I could recite the previous day’s stats to my friends at school. Reading the funnies on the weekend was a ritual; It started with Beetle Bailey, and it always ended with Family Circus. I surrounded myself with newspapers, especially when I didn’t know what to believe. When kids were getting tear-gassed at the Quebec City Summit, or when the Twin Towers collapsed in New York, I carefully read every single account of what happened from every newspaper I could find. Newspapers take the time to struggle with tough questions like: why is this happening? TV often jumps to the conclusion.

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