I wrote Cardinal in four hours.
I went viral in 2016. My humour essay for The Globe and Mail's Facts & Arguments section became — and stayed — one of the most read articles on the website over the next 48 hours. It also topped their year-end list.
I have a soft spot for underachievers. As a child, I was tested and designated as gifted, but was too shy to leave my school and take a bus out of town to a gifted program. I attended university on a scholarship, dropped out, and worked in a pita shop for a year.
As a journalist, I've interviewed politicians, musicians, actors, artists, TV personalities, historians, professors, doctors, C-suite executives, small business owners, authors and experts.
Scarborough has become a literary launching ground of late: David Chariandy, Carrianne Leung, Catherine Hernandez, Adrian Deleon, Téa Mutonj, Natasha Ramoutar. I lived in Malvern until I was about eight years old. I moved back to Scarborough in 2014.
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