Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 15

First Dispatch from Iceland

It is 10:30pm in Reykjavic. Although it is still nearly daylight outside – strange, even for a Canadian used to long, northern days – Moonira and Amedeo are already asleep. We’ve done more walking in the five days we’ve been in Iceland than we have in the previous month at least. Our Iceland nights end […]

May 02

The Walls of Calgary

A long time ago, Avenue Magazine asked if I could write a story that applied what I’d learned during my walls-around-the-world research to Calgary. I considered the assignment, but decided that there wouldn’t be enough to write about. I returned to the idea a few months back, however, and sent out a call to my […]

May 01

NMA Nod for “Juggling Act”

“Juggling Act,” my story about The Palestinian Circus School that appeared in Eighteen Bridges magazine, is up for a National Magazine Award. The story attracted a fair bit of criticism from readers who felt the piece was one-sided. I am honoured, though, that the NMA jury disagreed. You can read the story here.