Sometimes the World Messages Back

Yesterday, as you know, I was traveling home and it started off with the message in the photo below. After I took that I had a bit of an irritating day. I hadn’t slept much or well the night before so I was tired and cranky. Then I realized I’d booked a flight with such tight connections that I couldn’t get a proper lunch – I had a couple of handfuls of almonds and I found an old, pre-made sandwich at the Detroit airport that I wolfed down partly because I was hungry and partly because if I ate it … Continue reading Sometimes the World Messages Back

Dressing in Rags to Escape Afghanistan

My partner, Sage, gathers true stories from around the world for her podcast. Today on her show,¬†Fatima Farooqi tells the story of her family’s fleeing Afghanistan in to Pakistan, risking their lives by dressing in rags to sneak past border guards. I just listened to it and was totally on the edge of my seat. I know you’ll enjoy it as well. Listen here. Continue reading Dressing in Rags to Escape Afghanistan

High Stakes Storytelling Podcast Goes Live

Those who know me from before this blog started already know of my partner, Sage Tyrtle. However, for those of you who’ve just met me let me tell you a bit about her. I met Sage online back in 1991 and after a very short time we ended up living together. (I’m deliberately being vague here – there’s a story on the way about that…). Together we’ve had a fairly odd life, living in a yurt in the woods for a while, homeschooling, and eventually immigrating to Canada from the US, making good on our promise that “If the Republicans … Continue reading High Stakes Storytelling Podcast Goes Live