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One day I met Redeemer
photography / travel

One day I met Redeemer

Or, Pedaling Without a Cause. Biking in Malta is in many ways a painful experience. Level ground is rare, pot holes are more prevalent than asphalt, navigating a rural “road” is really closer to off-roading, and drivers have a way of rattling your wits with their cars’ proximity to your pedal-powered aluminium. I brought my own helmet but if … Continue reading

Consumerism 101: wrapping paper
arts 'n' crafts

Consumerism 101: wrapping paper

As per usual, I left gift wrapping until the last minute. And I am never at home for that particular minute. While I could have used my grandmother’s Christmas-y paper, Poppa’s Toronto Star was just sitting there so…. …the littlest brother received his future-novelist-themed gift wrapped in car advertisements and movie showtimes (bottom left and top … Continue reading

Ruins of a different kind
photography / travel

Ruins of a different kind

There are tonnes of ruins in Malta. You want to stand in ancient temples? They’ve got plenty. The oldest free-standing monuments in the world? Got those too (yeah, not the Pyramids or Stonehenge). Megaliths, Bronze Age stuff, UNESCO World Heritage sights… all there. And they are wonderful, in that I-am-standing-amid-rocks-that-make-Jesus-seem-recent kinda way. But if you’re … Continue reading