A window to the World: What makes a good travel website?

As someone who remembers life before the Internet, I still recognize it as a magical thing. I remember traveling when the Internet was still in its infancy and it was a very different experience. When we traveled to Cancun in 1999, the only thing we had preplanned was our hotel and that was because we … Continue reading A window to the World: What makes a good travel website?

Learning Japanese, I really think so: Observations on Duolingo from an English teacher

As a shamefully monolingual individual, I am always impressed at how people can switch between different languages. It makes me feel very North American and a typical English speaker. We English speakers get off easy because our language is the most commonly spoken second language, and there are few areas in the World that haven't … Continue reading Learning Japanese, I really think so: Observations on Duolingo from an English teacher

Motu Mort

My latest fiction story from the CBC writing contest: Motu Mort. It follows the experiences of Ahmed, who seeks an identity through various adventures but questions his love and his choices when he signs up for a survival game on a tropical island. Can he save himself and other contestants from the dangers lurking in … Continue reading Motu Mort