Novelist. Essayist. Former entomologist. Now a full-time writer exploring travel, art, philosophy, psychology, and science.
The beach on Harrison Lake, BC, where I spent most of the year. Photo by…

Another year of writing on Medium

A year in which the platform has seen some major changes, including the demise of major publications (I still miss you, P.S. I Love You!) and the steady shift that all online platforms of this type must inevitably go through. Money on the Internet is blood in the water, and…

Stories from a static year

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2020 was my first full year of writing on Medium

And although I told myself with almost every story I published that I was done with the platform, I kept coming back. Until the calendar flipped over and I realized I had a body of work on my hands.

Some of these stories are among…

Beach on the sentier littoral near Argeles sur Mer, Pyrenees-Orientales, France. Photo by author.

One more day in the world

That’s all we ask.

And then one more, and again one more. The winding paths of desire that bind us to the world. It moves us, and we make it move. We move through it, scaling walls, climbing cliffs, scrabbling over boulders and crashing through thornbushes to reach — somewhere…

The Calling of Saint Matthew. Caravaggio, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

In here, everything echoes

Stone walls. Peeling plaster. Deep red tiles that go back more than a century, buckling and cracking as the old house slowly gives in to gravity. The beams that bend under my feet now were cut when my great-grandfather was born, in a country several seas from here.

No furniture…

Every when is now

Perpignan train station. Original: Warden (Björn Appel) Modifications: Cornischong at Luxembourgish Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0

“I had an example of a cosmogonic ecstasy, more powerful than the preceding ones. I had a precise vision of the constitution of the Universe.” — Salvador Dali

The center of the world

That’s what the shopping center built above Perpignan train station calls itself. El Centre del Mon, to be…

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