Vacations… they don’t serve as a balm to the mundanity of life; I usually just end up in a funk once they are over. But on my most recent trip, it was exactly what the doctor ordered. While I could write thousands of words about it, all I really want to say is, thank you to my friends (old and new) and to the city of Chicago. Even though I contracted the plague (or flu), it was the most salubrious of vacations I’ve had in a long time.
I searched my brain for a fitting quote about the city, only to end up singing “All that Jazz” to my house plants. So turning to the internet, I found a quote most fitting…
“It’s one of the greatest cities on the planet. My heart beats differently when I’m in Chicago. It slows down and I feel more at ease.” Jeremy Piven
On QI, Episode “Imbroglio”
It’s becoming rapidly more clear, there are many people on earth who need to be killed and nearly all of them are management consultants.
- Stephen Fry
Sometimes you do an interview that is just a dream. Ryan was definitely a delightful person to speak to. And you can’t beat the sun!
Cultivate Toronto: Interview with Ryan from the Regent Park Hub from Iris Chan on Vimeo.
Cultivate TO: Rosie’s Interview from Iris Chan on Vimeo.
I made this video on for Cultivate Toronto, a CSA that grows local vegetables right here in Toronto.
This organisation has inspired others.
I interviewed Rosie and then spent the day with her out at some of her gardens.
I hope this catches on.
Cause there are disappointing days and the interwebs sends you this:
Within me is the instinct to run. This trait has made me stronger, but also feeds into my weaknesses.
But the one thing that I can appreciate is having friends around the world that I care about and care about me.
And today I received a wonderful surprise, which was especially needed after the past few weeks.
Thank you Fiona and Vernon.
As per my last post, the day (week) was un-brilliant.
But I decided to text a friend. Someone who gets it. When I was at my lowest today, I just reached out to her. Just to feel like someone was on my side. There will always be cliques, but when they seem to actively make you feel excluded, you need to feel a bit of love.
Thank you Kaori. I’m glad Twitter helped us connect.