Not only did we manage to sell work, we also managed to have people spend more than a minute or two at the wall, working together to interpret the messages and explain the possible meanings to their companions and loved ones. I’m still very proud of the fact that even though we weren’t artists, we had a goal to create and display art, one that we executed within a very short time-frame.

The Atlantic recently released an article about the relationship between the smartphone and the post-Millennial generation, suggesting that there is a detrimental relationship between screen-time and mental well-being. As the article states, “The more time teens spend looking at screens, the more likely they are to report symptoms of depression.” Though I may not be considered […]

20 years ago today, we were introduced to the very normal family at number four Private Drive, “the last people you’d expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious” (1, Philosopher’s Stone); and, as we opened the pages to this “very normal” life, thousands of kids and parents and loved ones learned of a much […]

I never purchase a book without reading the last few sentences. If they intrigue me, I’ll take the leap. I’m not sure when this habit began. All I know is that this habit stems from the need for my reading-time to be worthwhile. The first and last sentences of a book are often a reflection […]

Losing someone you love is always hard, especially when they’re someone you admired. It’s been a year since my aunt passed away and I still find myself thinking of her often; she was one of the most enchanting storytellers I had the privilege of knowing. My aunt’s passing is something I’m still coming to terms […]

Lately I’ve been feeling this need to “get my ideas out” and, well, writing has failed to fully satisfy. Prose is my main creative medium and it requires a certain kind of thinking that I’m trying to take a mental break from. Finding that balance between nurturing calls to be creative and much-needed relaxation is difficult […]

A colleague of mine recently shared some of the takeaways from her course on positive psychology. Our department provides support for students and recent alumni of McMaster University, so naturally, the presentation held this focus; however, I have been sitting with some broader thoughts ever since. I was personally captivated by the presentation’s link between […]