Monthly Archives: September 2014

Southport Avenue

I was hanging out with my friend L today, drinking tea outdoors on Southport Avenue. We were having this wonderful fluid conversation, with occasional non-disruptive disruptions. She would say, “You should look behind you. That dog is amazing.” A few minutes later, … Continue reading

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Grenada

I got stuck in Littleton after missing my train to catch my flight in Boston. And since there were no cabs or cab companies within 40 kilometers, my only option was to either pay the $200 fee that American Airlines … Continue reading

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my life as a car

it’s been a really hard past couple of weeks. the kind of weeks where i wonder what i could be doing wrong. why is fate and fortune turning against me? there must be some detail i am missing. some wrong … Continue reading

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Friday night phlebotomy

the investigations into my liver continue. tonight (after work) at the phlebotomy lab, the lab technician asked me the reasons for the blood test. I told him that there are concerns about the health of my liver. He shook his head and … Continue reading

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the new nodularities

doctors, doctor assistants, X-ray and MRI and ultrasound lab technicians seem to be finding a lot of nodules throughout my body these days. some are not worrisome, some should be monitored before they become worrisome, some are already worrisome. Nodules … Continue reading

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vice versa

what happens to people like me when we don’t hear from people like you? we feel a thud whenever we check our inbox to find the message we guess you never sent. we like to think you wrote it, but forgot … Continue reading

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data entry

i have been bereft. bereft of ideas. i hope it’s an in-between phase. in between phases. but the in betweenness sometimes seems like all i know. rarely is something what it seems than what it is. but a friend, who I only met … Continue reading

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Proactive/Reactive

When I arrived at work this morning after the longish holiday weekend, I was immediately pulled aside by the dean who told me that I had to be more proactive. “What!!,” I said. He said, “It’s pretty clear. You just … Continue reading

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