10 months ago, when this blog was launched I had one goal: to keep my friends and family informed of my endeavors in Toronto.
Now that it’s the summertime, I interact with my friends and family in Vancouver on a daily basis.
Since my friends don’t require updates, I thought why not give them a voice on the website since it’s written for their enjoyment in the first place.
This website has blown away any expectations I had for it. It’s become an ice breaker between people I haven’t seen in a awhile, one of my former teachers said the piece Semper Fidelis ended up in his inbox and I can’t forget how positive the feedback from my friends have been.
Bill Simmons, the writer I aspire to be, launched a website of his own this summer titled Grantland. On the site, he takes a back seat, writing occasionally but mainly shining the spotlight on his “rotating cast of writers.”; which is what I’m going to do start doing.
The Gaber in Toronto will be supplemented by his friends, for at least the rest of the summer.
Starting next week on July 13th (write that down on a napkin, mark it on your calendars, do something), I will be releasing a column every Wednesday from a close friend of mine on a topic of their choosing.
Quite bluntly, I’m sure you all (or y’all if you’re reading this from a Black neighbourhood) are tired of hearing from me over and over and over. So here’s my remedy: a series of guest columns that will hopefully provide a refreshing take on things.
Dice K is heading to the showers, the bullpen’s coming in for relief. President Obama’s campaign two years ago revolved around the catch phrase “change we can believe in,” let’s hope that mantra rings true for this website as well.
Here’s the tentative schedule so far. (subject to change)
August 3rd: Tanya Mok writes about the prospect of visiting China in August for the first time in her life.
August 10th: Kenneth Lee on the end of three significant eras in his life: the Spurs’ success, the Harry Potter saga and his childhood.
August 17th: Somik Ghosh‘s take on the NBA lockout.
August 24th: Andrew Mudiappu reflects on friendships in his life.