The first time I felt really physically lost was when I started driving in Trinidad. The roads are badly planned and a little pokey. The asphalt is piled higher than the sidewalks and dips into the drains. Streets are thrown wherever in a typical lazy, Caribbean aesthetic. Sweden we are not. It can be hard […]Read More The Art of Lost
Jean Rhys became an important figure in my life almost a decade ago, she’s the only writer I can truly relate to in a freaky kismet sort of way…Read More Gemini Jean Rhys
“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” Gilda Radner Once, three […]Read More The Hangover
I had my first coup d’etat at around 4 years old. It was 1990 and a local terrorist organization clumsily tried to take over Trinidad & Tobago from one of our only upstanding leaders, ANR Robinson, who recently passed-away. Shots were fired, people died. Robinson had a gun staring him in the face and still motioned an attack […]Read More Pour Encourager les Autres
What’s it like to meet one of your literary heroes? From my experience it mimics all the symptoms of a minor heart attack or some sort of palpitation. I felt such tremors when I met Derek Walcott, Neil LaBute and oh, John Patrick Shanley. My heart felt ablaze and tongue heavy as lead every time. […]Read More Sun and Stars
I remember her like it was yesterday, she was strutting down Church street in Toronto, i was 18 and couldn’t take my eyes off her…until i walked into a pole and suffered a massive thigh contusion. True story, my first transvestite and still the most beautiful woman I’ve seen to this day. If you read […]Read More One Love. Same Love.
“The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.” ~ F.S.F. I know I’ve written about this before, but i miss New York. I miss it like a dead loved one, i miss it […]Read More The Bridge
1) Don’t be a fangirl/boy ever, even if your movie-star wet dream walks through the door…keep it together. 2) Photocopy and staple like the wind. 3) Don’t take anything personally. 4) Be a pretentious ass sometimes. 5) Keep all the cups from all the free broadway musicals you were able to attend through office perks. […]Read More 50 things I learned as a Broadway Intern