Sliding towards Christmas

I’m thinking about what it feels like to slide. Imagine sliding down a playground slide: feeling pure delight, feeling carefree and on top of the world. Remember how it feels to go down a really awesome slide? Again and again? But there’s always that bad slide ride. I’m thinking of times when the slide isContinue reading “Sliding towards Christmas”

Facebook (almost) Killed Leo

Leo is not his real name. But there are many like him. Leo flips through Facebook and sees something that makes him want to vomit. Now a number of things on Facebook on any given day may cause a gag reflex. But for Leo, this one was the worst. It was personal. It’s Leo’s ex…photographedContinue reading “Facebook (almost) Killed Leo”

Broken Strings

As we ate sticky rice and seaweed fish soup, Aida told me the good news: in Singapore there’s another name for schizophrenia. The name is not easily translated into English, but it means “violin with a broken string.” My new friend Aida is one of the first women to be ordained as an Anglican priestContinue reading “Broken Strings”