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…

Leaving the party too early, or too late?

I am currently on a train, bound for Kingston, which was my home for the four years of my undergraduate degree. Since September, I have been visiting often to see my boyfriend and several close friends who are current Queen’s students, having chosen to stay on for a fifth year. I find that returning to…

The Christmas Party Spiel

How do conversations at your cocktail or holiday parties usually go? If they’re anything like mine, it starts out with a “great to see you, how are you? how’s the family?”, and then (especially if your partner in conversation is an aunt, uncle, family friend, or parent of a friend) the inevitable question arrives… “What…

It sinks in when you turn 20

What sinks in when you turn 20? Oh, that would be reality. A friend sent me this post recently, probably as a result of my new blog theme, which enumerates 20-something ways to know you are a 20-something (although you should be able to tell by taking a gander at your birth certificate). Most are…

Hello blogworld!

Blog. What is a blog? As a member of the “millenial” generation I am pretty embarassed to be so inactive in the “blogosphere”. Well, today that comes to an end, as I join the world of the published and create my very own blog. The inspiration for this blog comes from the culmination of three…