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  • All posts by Jai Murugan

    • (dawn)

      The ancient peoples who invented rituals to be performed at dawn most definitely didn’t live above the 49th parallel, that vindictive wintery place where malaria...

    • (muck)

      On an occasionally cruel spring, prairie weather created hidden flat patches of dodgy ice in the barnyard. Poor urbanite brethren missed out on such rich...

    • (huff)

      Huffs are almost necessary in the unwavering practise of ahimsa. (Sanskrit for non-violence, the Gandhian choice of warfare weaponry, whereby the war advocates truly can’t...

    • (Host)

      I don’t have the mouth, voice endurance, will, compulsiveness, or spontaneity to be a radio talk-show host. The one time I called in I almost...

    • (Tuba)

      The kids in band class who choose the tuba must be verging on insecurity, insanity, and reverse introversion. Like the irony of giant men in...

    • (Fast)

      One of the most dangerous questions ever is, “How fast will she go?” It’s too bad that all cars, let alone motorcycles, weren’t like my...

    • Hymn

      The limiting boxes we draw around ourselves amaze me. My religious box was apathetic atheistic agnosticism or some such thing, in true Canadian spirit. The...

    • Fume

      “Fume?” she whispered, audibly. As the recipient of said whisper exiting my colleague’s classroom nodded ever so gently, it piqued my curiosity. I stepped inside...

    • (Loch)

      Some second cousin eight times removed with a different name, on my father’s side married his sweetheart while stationed in Britain during the war. Later...

    • (hose)

      Alas, hail the mighty hose! The genius who invented it (Jan Van der Heiden, Dutch, 1652) was without doubt a practical man, and thinker on...