What is the first question you ask a new person? One of the things about re-entering society after the pandemic is, I feel like we don’t know how to talk to each other anymore. “So what do you do” seems to be the most common opener around here, which may or may not follow some […]Read More So… Who The F Are You?
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What is an “adventure,” exactly? The Oxford English Dictionary defines “adventure” as “An unusual and exciting or daring experience; Excitement associated with danger or the taking of risks.” Danger and risk come with the territory, which means adventures do sometimes go wrong. Sometimes they become even greater adventures, like when…
From little wanderer to grand adventurer. Three divorces later, my parents smile. “Best day of my life!” -everyday You had me at Super Mario. 5 years, 2 degrees, overqualified, underpaid. Wife of grad student seeks kitten. What’s your story in six words? Share it below in the comments, or […]Read More Six Life Stories In Six Words
One of the things I love about learning other languages is the words that don’t translate, words that perfectly capture something that might take sentences to explain in English. Like this one: I went to the annual used book sale in Rockliffe Park today, which is basically the Beverly Hills of Ottawa. I intended to […]Read More Tsundoku Finds
Ahoy, me hearties! Yaarrrrrrr, I’ve not seen yer faces fer awhile on the high seas. Alas, I’ve been locked up in the bilge, teachin foreign tongues to some green landlubbers. But t’night I be scribblin in me Captain’s log, so pillage yerself some grog and let some other scallywag swab the deck fer now. Illustration […]Read More Arrrrr, Here There Be Pirates! Pirate Lore as Cultural Literacy