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Julie smoking a cigarette.

What I learned from my visit to the Island.

People always warn me about moving to a remote place. “The healthcare isn’t good there.” I would argue that healthcare as a whole includes access to fresh and local foods, a slower pace of life, and access to clean air. The first thing I remarked to my partner when I stepped foot on the ground in Charlottetown was that I could smell the salt in the air. It smelled good…

Artists don't stop.

Artists don't stop.

They wait, or they repress. But once born an artist, you’re always an artist. This is a personal story. Music has always been a trigger for me. “Trigger”, these days, has a negative connotation. But, in my case, music has always triggered a deep desire to create. Music is the ‘on switch’. Tonight, while listening to Fleche Love, the switch was tripped and I went down memory lane in my head

Why I talk to Uber drivers.

Why I talk to Uber drivers.

I took an Uber to a local store today to buy myself a new microscope. An Eritrean man, we started talking about culture and immigration. “You speak Tigrinya, right?”. A huge smile appeared on his face. “You know that?!”, he said. Of course. I’ve known people from all over the world, including Eritrea. I remember what people tell me and I store that in my little ‘bank of stories’ inside my head…

I want to write about science

I want to write about science

My interests have always worked in phases.  Some have lasted longer than others, but on average, I take up one or two new interests per year and they usually last between six months to several years.  I’ve not really been able to sustain one single interest...

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A new year

A new year

In January 2019, I took a month off from social media. Still trying to find my place in this new digital landscape, I decided to just explore "real life" instead. And it was refreshing. I read books again. I painted. I went outside more. I slept better. My mood...

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You, and you, and you.

You, and you, and you.

I underwent a couple of medical tests today. I had to fast. I was done at 3pm and I was famished. So, I went next door to Denny's. I think I'd been there once before. But if felt like the first time. I thought it was a fast-food joint, where I'd order at the counter....

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Enough

Enough

There was a time when I had a popular blog.  I'd write opinion pieces on popular subjects, frequently about injustice.  I gave away books.  I'm bringing back the latter, but I'm not bringing back the former.  See, I had started getting invitations to appear on panels,...

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