‘Midnight in the Switchgrass’: is it worth the watch?

A few nights ago, Blaine and I were finishing up an episode of ‘Queer Eye’ at his place. The episodes are roughly 40 minutes or so, meaning when it finished we had to find something else to watch. We wanted to switch it up a bit, so after browsing through Netflix, we settled on a … More ‘Midnight in the Switchgrass’: is it worth the watch?

The beauty of remaining silent when you have nothing nice to offer

It’s a philosophy that we arguably all have heard at some point or another, but regardless of its prominence, the concept of staying silent when we have nothing nice to say is one that remains absolutely relevant, and likely will continue to be, infinitely. It’s a rather simple yet effective ideology, and I believe it … More The beauty of remaining silent when you have nothing nice to offer

Attention all vapers: the Vaporesso Xros 2 is what you want and need

I’ve been blogging here for a few years now, and not once, to the best of my recollection, have I shared that I am a smoker. I think my hesitance to share this with you is because when I first started smoking way back when I was in university, I hid it from most people. … More Attention all vapers: the Vaporesso Xros 2 is what you want and need

The significance of identifying what truly matters at Christmas

This years Christmas was a unique one. Come to think of it, so was last years. And the year before that. It’s safe to say that COVID has made its presence known in the context of Christmas and celebratory gatherings in general, and I would wager most of us have experienced disruptions in plans as … More The significance of identifying what truly matters at Christmas

Here’s how to help someone dealing with anxiety

Allow me to begin this post by stating that I am not, in any way, a mental health professional. I do not wish for this post to suggest otherwise, and, as always, please consult with your physician prior to making any major decisions regarding mental or physical health. Anyone who deals with anxiety themselves is … More Here’s how to help someone dealing with anxiety

You need to read ‘The Last House on Needless Street”

I am reluctant to admit that, as of late, I haven’t been reading nearly as much as I would like to, and further should be. I was an avid reader a few years ago, beginning another book the moment I concluded one prior, but ever since I majored in English Language and Literature and was … More You need to read ‘The Last House on Needless Street”

Understanding the improbability of pleasing everyone

Chances are, at one point or another, you’ve heard the phrase ‘you can’t please everyone,’ or something similar. It’s a simple saying, yet one that contains tremendous truth in its limited words, and I think it is one a lot of us could benefit from in terms of its honesty. When I was in my … More Understanding the improbability of pleasing everyone

Understanding the difference between compromise and sacrifice

Compromise and sacrifice are two rather different concepts. One involves meeting someone halfway as a means to cooperate and make a situation more feasible to ourselves and someone else, while the other requires giving up something, typically done to achieve a common good or goal. Despite the difference in meaning when comparing these words, a … More Understanding the difference between compromise and sacrifice

Read this before you start your Christmas shopping

It’s known as the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is a time for us to engage in festive celebrations and activities, spend time with friends, family and loves ones, and slow down the chaotic pace of life to take some time to enjoy the holiday season. Unfortunately, for some of us, Christmas does … More Read this before you start your Christmas shopping

Here’s why you shouldn’t resist sharing how you’re feeling about something

Emotions are, in my opinion, a blessing and a curse at times. They undeniably serve a purpose, and a rather important one; they’re a means to express and communicate how we are feeling about something to someone, and without them, life itself would arguably be a pretty confusing thing to navigate. Despite the significance of … More Here’s why you shouldn’t resist sharing how you’re feeling about something

Why aren’t we talking about residential school victims anymore?

If I’m being blatantly honest, I’m getting rather irritated with the lack of discussion and media coverage pertaining to the victims of residential schools here in Canada. When news first broke about the discovery of children’s bodies buried in the ground beneath a former residential school in British Columbia, the country of Canada, collectively, along … More Why aren’t we talking about residential school victims anymore?

Here are some spooky movie recommendations for this Halloween

With Halloween upon us, one thing is for certain; spooky season is here, in full swing, and I am living for it. Halloween is, undoubtedly, my favourite time of year. I love everything about it, for several reasons, but one reason that stands out in particular is that it is a time of year in … More Here are some spooky movie recommendations for this Halloween

Read this to learn how to make restaurant-style crispy shrimp from home

If you’re a fan of seafood, or shrimp, more specifically, chances are you have eaten crispy shrimp at a restaurant and experienced an euphoric explosion of taste and wonder on your tongue. I’m not exactly sure what the secret is among restaurants when it comes to preparing said crispy shrimp, but I have never had … More Read this to learn how to make restaurant-style crispy shrimp from home

Here’s why the Gabby Petito case is bigger than it seems

In case you’re unfamiliar with the premise of this post, Gabby Petito was a 22-year-old American caucasian woman who went missing back in August while travelling with her fiancé. Her remains were recently found and further confirmed, and her death has been ruled a homicide with her fiancé being a prime suspect. When news first … More Here’s why the Gabby Petito case is bigger than it seems

Acknowledging flaws in post-secondary education

A few nights ago, my family and I were discussing post-secondary education, specifically university institutions, and how, really, they aren’t so great in terms of the educational curriculum they offer. This may be a bold statement, and I realize this stance varies significantly depending on the subject matter or specific area of study one may … More Acknowledging flaws in post-secondary education

Venting: good or bad?

Venting, if you’re unfamiliar with the term, typically involves a person unloading their stresses, anguish or frustration with a given situation via conversation with someone. It is something probably all of us have engaged with at some point or another, and a lot of us associate the concept of venting with positivity; getting things off … More Venting: good or bad?