Lottery of Life

To say the past few years have been a bit hard on the heart is an understatement. Humanity has suffered more than a few devastating blows. From fallen governments to Paris attacks to North Korean nuclear tests, crises are striking at increasing frequency and with alarming force. The frequency and force partly comes from deeply-embedded... Continue Reading →

Braving the Burrito Bowl

When I was travelling through Toronto’s Pearson Airport during Reading Week, I came across a food establishment called Smoke’s Burritorie. It specialized in – you guessed it – burritos and burrito bowls. That afternoon, I just happened to be craving the latter, so you can imagine my excitement when I laid eyes on the menu.... Continue Reading →

Beyoncé is Pregnant: So What?

On February 1, which was also the first day of Black History Month, Beyoncé announced that she was pregnant with twins. In typical Queen Bey fashion, she posted a radiant picture of herself wearing lingerie and a long veil while cupping her round belly. The bright floral background certainly added to the uniqueness of the... Continue Reading →

Media Fog

The amount of political pieces written about Donald Trump’s policies have been overdone. From views yielding hefty consequences to controversial comments, every word Trump utters has been scrutinized and praised from all angles. Every political piece, article and post scrambling to change your support to galvanize their respective parties. The post is not meant to... Continue Reading →

What your Writing Utensil Says about You

You can tell a lot about a person based on their choice of writing utensil.  For example, pencil-users cautiously anticipate their mistakes before they have even begun, as if they are asking permission to be creative.  They are an overly careful bunch; bottling themselves up, staunching the flow of their creative juices to a narrow trickle. There... Continue Reading →

The Law of Attraction

“He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right” –Confucius We’ve all heard that what goes around comes around. If you treat others with respect and kindness, then the same will be returned. Living by this mantra, I have seen the ripple effect of my actions numerous times and... Continue Reading →

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