Hi from Malaysia; Johor Bahru is my new home and place of work for the next two months, and I’ve had the privilege of checking out KL and Melaka, too. Living in an Islamic state is a huge mind shift; the sounds of prayer wafting from the mosques that sandwich our condo never fails to blow my mind. What a beautiful way to gauge time and structure your day.
I am heading to Bali after my contract ends to try and learn how to surf (emphasis on try): I am thinking of cancelling my flight home on March 28th as it flies through Shanghai. Any suggestions of where I should fly/drop through? My home job seems to still be in the strike-zone, and I’m still itching for a UK Dirty Kids tour. Hit me up with any ideas.
In other news I finished recording my audiobook of Dirty Kids with the most dank of producers, Christian Jensen of Ketamine Girls. I am trying to figure out how to release it though: Patreon? Bandcamp? Serialized podcast? I’d like something that I can control completely so selling to Audible is of less interest to me.
Urquhart’s story is raw, personal, exciting, and enlightening, moving along quickly and providing snapshots – both in words and via Cahana’s pictures – of the locales and people she hops among. She does justice to the population she’s trying to depict, and will unquestionably make readers approach the homeless youth they encounter with a new, more sympathetic lens; perhaps even with a tinge of envy for their unabashed liberty from cultural expectations.
Happy solar eclipse in Virgo! I’m happy to announce that I’ve been awarded a full OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarship) for my work at OISE! I am researching the benefits of mindfulness and meditation in elementary teacher education, looking specifically at the podcast as a viable medium for learning. Take a peek at my teaching portfolio over here. And, please, if you have any resources on this topic then send them my way!
I am teaching two weekly fiction courses at Centauri Arts Academy this Fall; Mondays and Saturdays. If you know anyone aged 11-18 looking for a supportive writing environment in Toronto please let them know.