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I put together a recycling program at my work months ago, which involved printing lists and labels for the walls and bins, putting together a recycling presentation to educate my co-workers, and doing a lot of research on what you can and can’t recycle in Ottawa. My conclusion: recycling sucks. Okay, not really. Recycling is […]


Six years ago, for period of a few months, I wrote a new poem almost every day. They all had to do with the ocean, mermaids, sirens, mythology and fantasy. It was a pretty fantastic time for me and I’ve never been able to replicate it. Sometimes it feels like I can barely string a […]

Pack Rat

I have a minor pack-rat mentality. I like deals. I like to stock up when the prices are good. It doesn’t matter if it’s clothes, books, food, or body-care products. In the case of body-care products, I overestimate how much I can use and how long it takes me to finish a single bottle. As […]


Crying like an angel, With tears made out of glass, She slipped under the water, And went where none might pass. She sang her haunting melody, And with a frozen breath, She swam beneath the water, Where all was cold as death. I met her underwater, With the ribbons in her hair, And kissed her […]


I would like to introduce you to one of my favourite products, which I have used every single day since I got it almost four months ago. My Pela phone case. Honestly, I wish there were more opportunities to bring it up in casual conversation. Yeah that was a really great movie. I’m so glad […]


Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something. My parents have always been a major influence in life. Among the many values they taught me was stewardship, grounded in our Christian faith. Take care of what you’re given. As I’ve grown up, other influences have […]