Adventures with Rutabaga

This is the story of a girl, an Instacart order, and two giant rutabagas. It begins with a craving for pot roast and evolves into the most exciting thing that has happened in a year – minus the birth of my niece, moving to Ottawa, and starting grad school…huh, it’s been a busy pandemic. Recently, […]

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Actually, I Love to Read

At the start of I Love to Read Month, I’m reminded of how much I actually love to read. As a grad student, I read a lot. Normally, I have 50-100 pages of reading to do for each class every week, and that’s not including the additional readings I do for my assignments. My days […]

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Hey, Did We Just Become Best Friends?

Friendships were so much easier when we were younger. We’d run down the street, knock on a friend’s door to see if they could play. And if they couldn’t? No worries, we’d see them at school the next day. Life was simpler when our lives revolved around the three-block radius of our school zone. Now […]

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New Year. Same Old Me.

It’s a new year. A fresh start. A chance to reinvent ourselves. As the clock ticked from 11:59 to 12:00, the entire world reset itself, and all of 2020 was flung back into the vicious black hole from whence it came. Orrr not. In reality, the clock ticked from one year to the next, we […]

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Hey Winnipeg, You Okay?

It’s midnight; I just finished submitting a paper (16 minutes before the deadline), and rather than writing this blog, I started scrolling through Insta stories. But instead of the usual barrage of cute babies, reposts, and so-so TikToks, I’m swiping through nurses crying, anti-maskers striking, bigoted gym owners spouting bullshit, and all of this happening […]

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Nihilism: What’s the Point?

Everywhere I look lately, someone is advocating for something. Maybe it’s my reemergence into the liberal education sphere, the American elections, or the pandemic, but my social media and conversations are littered with activism. It’s wonderful to see my community fighting against injustice, but the lack of progress is frustrating. I find myself wondering, what’s […]

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So, You’ve Been Left on “Read”

We all do it. We open a message, read it, and decide not to reply.  Sometimes it’s because we can’t think of anything else to say or we’re not interested in the conversation anymore; sometimes, we glance at the message and forget to reply as we do other things; and sometimes, we choose not to […]

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Social Distancing is Social Decency

The past six months have changed almost everything about our daily lives. We’ve gone from crowded lunchrooms and nights out with friends to home offices and zoom parties. Nothing is the same, least of all social decency. Trying to soak up the last dredges of warm weather, I’ve been going for walks almost every day. […]

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Let’s Not Fly Away: Flying During Covid

I love to travel, and, like many of you, dislike how Covid doesn’t let me travel. I cancelled two different trips this year because of the pandemic, one of them a four-week voyage back to the homeland (Italy). I was missing the thrill of planning a trip and seeing new places. Luckily, I still had […]

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Basic White Girl Season

I was reading Gin’s September blog last week, and I was like, “Yes, I do love toques, pumpkin spice, and everything nice.” Then I went, “Holy shit, I’m hella basic.” Fall is basic white girl season. It’s my time to shine and drink all the PSL’s in all its forms (have you tried the cold […]

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