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Fable: Three Years Under the Sea

I spent three years living in the bottom of the sea, staring out my window at slanted stripes of black and blue. This decision prompted scorn and confusion in my urban community. Such a thing just isn’t done, you know. People need people. But people were my problem.

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Easter Mourning – a poem for Sri Lanka

Easter Mourning

a poem for Sri Lanka (and us)

City stunned, scarred

By sons of spice tycoon

Church pew gash

Glass shard mandala

Run home, run home 

Sequestered citizens 

Breathe bold faced news  

In power cut gaps

As people who look like me

From island country flee

Cyclone horizon

Turbulent terror

Worship, tremble, weep

In churches, mosques and temples

On prayer mat 

And boulder flat

Embrace your love

And hold your breath

Pray and pity us

On island country free


I live with my family in Kandy, at the heart of Sri Lanka. We love our adopted country. We describe the country as lush and beautiful and the people as warm and cheerful. These violent attacks confuse and horrify us. We mourn with all people the hurt and pain we humans inflict upon ourselves again and again.


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Confessions of a Kickstarter Delinquent

I’m a Kickstarter delinquent.

Yep, that’s me. I Kickstarted my Book Lush project. The campaign was wildly successful. We raised over $9,000 with 141 backers supporting the book. Cue tears of joy and supreme optimism for how literary projects are valued by our society.

Yet, it’s been FOUR YEARS and I still haven’t delivered.

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Small Towns

Upon spotting an old lover outside the coffee shop, slow your steps. Give yourself time to note his hat, the notebook in this hand, the espresso cup beside him before he lifts is head and meets your gaze.

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Mission Accepted: Cats of the World Shall Dine on Meat Cubes!

If I were to imagine a sleepy kind of paradise, it would come very close to Funchal, Portugal. The perfect position of this town on the island of Madeira many hundreds of nautical miles from Africa, and even more from Europe allow not only for year-round temperate weather, but also an isolated, slower passage through the pricklier points of our societal advancement.

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How to begin a journey around the world

The brave leap my teenage daughter and I took last year that changed our lives forever. Wake up, I told myself. You will not get these months back. Her childhood is a finite resource. So we made a deal.

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What is the consequence of loving you?

Will you make me rich? Drape me in leisure.
Satiate my hunger with rare cuts of bovine flanks?
Whom will I lose and whom will I gain?
Will it bother me if my sister finds you odd,

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Can you really bounce back from failure?

Imagine how honored I felt when asked to speak on the main stage at Geekwire’s Startup Day? The request made me giddy. I’ve long admired the Geekwire crew and the articles they produce. They needed someone with expertise in failure. Uh, thanks for thinking of me guys.