I don’t want to live in your virtual world.

Yes, I value my new phone with its better camera, with its longer-lasting battery, with its sleeker shape, with its extra storage space for more podcasts. But is that the world I want to live in? Hardly. It’s a tool I use to enhance my experience of what is really out there, what I really…

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30 : the year of longing

Last night, I had a dream I was country-hopping through Europe: from England, to Scotland, to Italy. I was sitting on a bus, driving down a single-lane road through fields of green towards the end of our journey, when the thought came across me: This isn’t enough. I haven’t found what I’m looking for. I…

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an empty bag : shopping for “more”

Have you ever gone shopping? Ha, what a question, right? Of course you’ve been shopping. But have you ever been shopping just to shop? Yeah? Me too.  Usually, I’m looking for something – anything – to lift my spirits, as if a new bra has the power to alter my daily reality. But then I…

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