Author: TAK Erzinger

THREADBARE

The colours we’ve worn are fading. They’ve been bleached by the sun, left on the clothesline too long. Materials amassed by the hands of hope washed ashore like faceless pebbles looking for a land to smooth away the rougher edges, a place to settle in the earth.   Those colours, threads connecting people woven into a textile of language, culture and heritage. Colours refracted, like a prism, ...

IS FAKE NEWS REALLY A NEW PHENOMENON?

When I was a teenager in the 1980s everyone knew someone who had a friend of a friend who had flushed an alligator down the toilet that had grown into a sewer monster or knew the lurid story about some rock star or movie star who got a hamster stuck in their derriere and had to go to the ER because a friend of their friend’s mother was a nurse at that hospital. We spent hours pontificating about t...

WHEN MY MIND AND BODY STARTED MISCOMMUNICATING

In today’s ever-changing world the way we speak to each other is continually evolving. With the help of technology a whole new language has been made available to us through smart phones. It has enabled us to interact more efficiently. Yet there is still one line of communication that needs improvement and that is the one between our psyche and body. Fortunately our body has all kinds of ways of l...

LATIN ROOTS

The first foreign language I ever heard gave me a heat rush, humid and wet. It sent back echoes of ancestral cries, una lengua licking   around my ears. It hung in the air, a concoction of intoxicating sounds bouncing between the four walls of our cramped kitchen. A salacious mix of   garlic, cumino, cilantro and lust. Each word boiling over into a simmering, sexy recipe that has been cu...

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