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…

“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…