Tag Archives: personal

New Year, New Virus

By | January 23, 2022

Along with the old year came an end to a very busy Autumn semester. I took a longer break from trying to find the rhythm of my keyboard here on the blog than I thought I would but with homework essays, reflection diaries, two conference papers, and the digital classroom experience, writing was what I… Read More »

On sunsets

By | March 26, 2021

One of the things that has always captured my attention is a particularly striking sunset. Over decades and continents and countries and cities, I have reached out to capture the magic of the colours that I can see in the sky, no matter how crude my own attempts seem to be. It didn’t matter if… Read More »

Limnos, and reflections on a life lived “dancing in between”

By | March 21, 2021

From the Greek limnos, meaning “threshold,” liminality describes an in-between time when what was, is no longer, and what will be, is not yet. It is a time rich with ambiguity, uncertainty, and the possibility of creative fomentation.  And what particular advantages does living in liminality offer? ~ quoted in Perspective, May 2005 Ever since… Read More »

Changing the focal length of my mind’s eye…

By | March 20, 2021

Yesterday, I had a long lovely chat with a friend in Berlin, who shall remain nameless for the nonce since I do not know whether he would like being called out online like this. The days of the blogosphere being an intimate space for conversations are long past and we must now be far more… Read More »

The Colonized Self

By | August 31, 2019

In the mid to late 1960s, my maternal grandfather sought to expand his industrial operations outside India, and began exploring the idea of establishing a manufacturing footprint in the newly Independent nations of South East Asia. By 1970, once the troubles of May 1969 had settled down, a joint venture was founded in what was… Read More »