“I suppose it is out of laziness that the world is the same day after day. Today it seemed to want to change. And then anything, anything could happen.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea Small, brown leaves, long dead from the cold, remain on the tree outside my window. It is winter in Montreal, and the […]Read more "Capturing stray thoughts on a late December day"
A Piece Written For An International Social Work Class The picture shows a large shrub. It “represents the war” (Denov et al. 2012, 123). The shrub is where he hid “for one week” (123). Taking this picture depicting an everyday feature of a young boy’s environment as starting point, I will ask the following research […]Read more "Embodied post-conflict trauma healing methodologies: paying attention to shrubs"
A Piece Written For A Refugee And Immigration Law Class Fortress Europe! must more be said about the relationship between borders and belonging? Yes and no. On the one hand, the image of a fortified Europe fending off the dangerous and barbarian ‘other’ should speak for itself about where belonging starts and where it ends. […]Read more "Borders and Belonging"
Knock me down, little cat, said the tree to the cat… why meowed the cat, I like you, big tree, you are green and full of playful things. I fear the end is near little cat. I stand uprooted, slowly dying; my forest is gone, the memories fading, this house so small; decorations can only […]Read more "A Christmas Fable – The Cat who knocked down the Christmas Tree"
“the re-invention of oneself through the tongues of whispering mountains the re-arrangement of the universe because a spider wrapped her legs around a star the knowing the remembering of stone’s story while walking down a dried riverbed being serenaded by crickets singing the blues because everyone except them has forgotten the knowing which trail to […]Read more "Engaging with Anishinaabe laws – a field school experience at Neyaashiinigmiing"
“Comfort means to me: freedom. The ability to inhabit any space, regardless of the shape and size of the space, and feel at home in it; to live in, thrive in, the feeling of that space. Comfort is being yourself in a room full of everybodys who aren’t you. Comfort is the truth of your […]Read more "Harm, International Social Work, and a little bit of Comfort"
What follows is a short piece addressing the question: what ontological commitments are attached to the concept ‘terra nullius‘. I apply a psychoanalytic lens to hint at how hidden drives and desires, some call this our shadow, may play themselves out. This piece was written for a property law class. Ontological Commitment: “On its face, the […]Read more "On ‘terra nullius’ and ontological commitments"