Despite the constant use of the words “social media” in every second conversation these days, a very large proportion of people have not yet taken the plunge. I don’t blame them, frankly, because even just the term “social media” is starting to grate on me too and I’m a big fan! But if you think […]
I slouched into my seat, exhausted and disappointed with myself. I’d said goodbye to my girlfriends and was on an early train home instead of topping off the weekend with the conference’s closing party. This had not been a work conference; this was Blissdom – so why wasn’t I feeling blissful? I’d planned to attend it […]
This week, my husband and I attended Ottawa’s opening night of Svengali, a performance from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, at Canada’a National Arts Centre. Although I’m not a professional art critic and my dance training is so far behind me that I couldn’t recall the names of certain moves even under duress, I thought an […]
A disturbing art installation featuring blood-red silhouettes of murdered women and a ballet about domestic violence bring attention to the shocking number of women who are victims of domestic violence every year.
Christmas stands out as such a unique day in much of Western culture because it has become one of the only times anymore when children actually experience the sweet joy of anticipation.
Past Massey lecturers have included Stephen Lewis, crusader in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa; R.C. Lewontin, a pioneer in evolutionary theory, genetics and molecular biology; and Ursula Franklin, respected feminist and research physicist. And this year? Douglas Coupland. Julie needed to see and hear this icon of cool with her own eyes.
In watching the 1987 original of the film Wall Street, Julie is hit with strong nostalgia for the suit-wearing days of lore.
After a long day of flights, the little things start to rub Julie the wrong way. A minor rant on some of the nonsensical routines of air travel.
Julie is a human like all other humans, happily letting herself be shuffled onto a Maine tourist attraction to see a much-loved creature. The experience, however, leaves her wondering about the finicky nature of human love.
While spending time in a small fishing town, Julie wonders if life is lonely or lovely with so little to do.