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 […]

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 […]


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 […]