How to arouse someone (with a speech)

I’m currently a student in a program that’s pretty… out of the box. Corporate Communications at Seneca College isn’t always what you’d expect, especially when I find myself in the middle of Allan Gardens, shouting about sex. Oh hey there, I see you’re awake now… now that I’m talking about the dirty. And you must…

Saying Goodbye to My Travel Family

Well, the end of an era has arrived. Today I said goodbye to Beth and Jacquie, who have been my other two-thirds over the past few months. It wasn’t an easy goodbye. I cried and walked back to the hostel in Chiang Mai, as they proceeded on to a bus to Chiang Rai. Even though…

The First Big Meltdown… Jalandhar

Ok so here’s the explanation of the photo we took with the Punjabi Police… Beth and I took a 15 hour night train from Jodhpur to Jalandhar, taking us far enough north to meet a driver who would take us to Amritsar and Dharamsala. Thankfully, we were in 2AC class, which meant the windows closed,…

The Houseboat Experience

After some action-packed days, we boarded a houseboat in Allapy to cruise the backwaters of Kerala. We were all ready for some relaxation time after having been crammed together in a car (although there is no quicker way to get to know one’s travel buddies than sitting three in a row in the backseat of…

Holy blog break Batman!!

So I broke the cardinal rule, I left my blog unattended for months on end. My apologies to the blog gods, and to Martin Waxman, who taught me so well about blogging… I clearly chose to ignore his wise words. I started this blog as a project for a class at the U of T…

All work, no play

This post comes at a very appropriate time. Just as a heads up, I am stressed. Now how does one encounter stress as a preschool teacher? Not how you’d think. The kids aren’t driving me crazy, they’ve actually been pretty good. The problem is that several staff members are home sick, including my coworker, which…

Why do they hate us?

Every once in a while when I’m looking for some inspiration, I browse sites and search engines typing in the word “millenials” to see what people are saying out there in cyber-space. I hit up YouTube the other day and found this great TED Talk by Scott Hess entitled, “Millenials: Who They Are and Why…

“The New Underclass”

The New Underclass, an article published by Maclean’s, was one of the original inspirations for my blog topic, and as such I think it is fitting that I finally get around to a post about it. I first discovered the article when I moseyed into the kitchen one morning in search of some coffee. I…

Keeping the kid inside you alive

On my recent train ride home from Kingston I was reflecting on the simplicity of the world of a preschooler in comparison to the complexity of an adult’s. I was trying to pinpoint the moment that I realized life was complicated, but I came to the realization that it’s been a slow awakening process. For…