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Fifth decade

Few days ago I turned 50. Travelled down South to celebrate with my lovely daughter and some of my best friends. Party for my North Island friends is scheduled for the … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · 20 Comments

Winter Vignette

Autumn descended into winter since I last wrote. There is a still certain light in the evenings of May and June, Like a dusty hurricane lamp hanging haphazardly over an … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · 8 Comments


It was well past midday when she reached the airport. Taxi drivers stood in batches smoking and chatting in mixture of exotic languages. African, Arabic, Russian. World at your service. She … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · 25 Comments

Night train to Lisbon

I watched this movie as a last resistance to silence that descended around midnight after the honey-coloured day of an early autumn went to sleep. Sun is always ripest at … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 14 Comments


Earlier today I sat down to write a story. Or a poem. Sun was high across cornflower blue sky. And then I waited for a long time. But no words … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

The Theory of Everything

James Marsh’s polished direction really shines throughout this movie as do his two leading actors; Eddie Redmayne as famed theoretical physicist – Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones as his first … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · 10 Comments


It is the last day of February and I cannot let it pass without thinking (and for me thinking means writing) about Philip Levine who died on 14th day of … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 10 Comments

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