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AuthorEmma Wollum

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August 14, 2017

My Brussels sprouts tasted like absolution. Perfectly roasted and delicately sauced in a fig and balsamic glaze, they accompanied a lavish meal that I bought for myself with the discretionary funds I suddenly had after leaving a relationship in which I was treated like a sort of combination duvet and ATM, with a man who […]

May 1, 2017

My application for New Zealand residency was approved on August 28, 2015 — back when a Trump presidency and a British withdrawal from the EU were still punchlines, and vehement anti-immigrant rhetoric belonged to fringe extremists rather than to major political parties. On August 28, 2017, I will be eligible for permanent residency, in a […]

April 3, 2017

My battle-scarred laptop, which if it were a human would have almost finished primary school, got to take a break this weekend. It dreamed sweet neural-network dreams about being recycled as e-waste as its owner played New Orleans jazz in Blenheim on Friday, comedy-folk and gothic chamber pop at CubaDupa on Saturday, and French cabaret […]

July 19, 2010

An extremely divisive environmental cause, fervently championed by the recent growth of the ‘Right To Dry’ movement in the United States, has caused ten states and three Canadian provinces to adopt or enact legislation in 2009 and 2010 specifically designed to overturn the bans which most homeowners’ associations place on “the installation of solar clothes-drying […]