Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Expiry Date on Your Embryos

Two women meet for coffee. “What’s wrong”, asks one of them, noticing the gloomy look on her friend’s face. “Oh, it’s been a hard week”, she answers, teary-eyed. “I’ve been mourning the termination of my frozen embryos.” This could be a scene out of a science fiction movie. Or it could be an imaginary dialogue that I have concocted for…

From Apathy to Empathy, and Beyond

Will you dare to feel? This morning, I spent some time looking at Global Forest Watch’s maps of deforestation. Witnessing where trees are being chopped down. Identifying the last stretches of dark green, the intact forest landscapes cloaked in magic and mystery that we have not reached yet. Spotting hundreds of active forest fires. Exploring land uses and concessions without…