I learned at a very young age that flights get canceled, baggage gets lost, water and electrical outages are a part of life, not everything can be purchased in a grocery store, military coups happen, and sometimes one gets evacuated from war zones. My primary hack is to make the journey part of your experience...Read More
I never thought that this change I loved so much would betray me. When my dad started talking, tears ran down my face as I soaked in his words and tried to make sense of what he was saying. We were leaving Peru in three days. No one in Peru knew we were leaving...Read More
The storm was forecast to be a 10 out of 10 in severity, authorities had warned. Jokes about the apocalypse arriving rang between the desks. I’m sure I even heard someone blaming Trump for the huge weather event that was going to hit...Read More
I find it hard to reach out to my colleagues. In my Australian culture, grief is largely seen as a private affair, punctuated by long and absent silences. Needing a national ‘Are you OK’ day says a lot about us, and how hard it is to have conversations outside socially acceptable boundaries...Read More
Schedules fill with meetings across Tokyo. I might pass through 80 stations on the subway in a day. My mind wanders on the rides. I look at ads and listen to music and the flashes of light on the glass turn into mirrors in the dark tunnels. I can almost see you standing next to me in the reflections like you did when you lived here.Read More
Born in 1928 in the small village of Bantva near Joona Garh, Gujrat (modern day India), Edhi had the ground shifting beneath him from a very young age...Read More
It is 2008, and our conversation is yet to ride the waves of the internet. Like a bird that seeks to beat a fast-moving train, it is getting harder to pick up where we left off. No matter how furiously we scurry and scribble through each page, our letters tarry to the finish line, lagging three months behind, responding to a stadium that has long emptied.Read More
The three of us viewed the crowded steam venting streets being worked for subway tunnels as an industrial Disneyland. Men swarmed up and down bamboo scaffolding. We snaked our ways along the queues for the old red double decker buses that bumped their way around Kowloon...Read More
What is there to fear? There is no place for fear when this world doesn’t fear for you.Read More
So what happens when one day you wake up on the other side of the world and the place you come from no longer exists?Read More
Welcome to our newest theme!
This month we are looking at Resilience: our ability to "bounce" back in the most constructive way possible. To be quick, adaptive and clever so we can move on to better things.
Along with beautiful anecdotes about recent broken hearts, we have memories of busy Hong Kong streets, solid advice about how best to move countries, ways to stand tall as a TCK and incredible people of history that we still think about today. You're going to love it!
I'd like to send a BIG thank you to Ashleigh Leyshon, Lilith Palmer and Lucy O'Connor for editing this edition with me.
Stay strong and stay springy!
(From Sri Lanka, Dubai & Australia. Living in Melbourne)