Pandemics and Potatoes

There is no doubt that Covid-19 has impacted every industry around the world. Clothing stores and malls have closed, factories have shut down,  restaurants are relying on take-out orders, and offices have everyone working from home. But something a lot of people aren't talking about are farmers. Not only are farmers still working, preparing to... Continue Reading →

Those Who Fan Your Flames

A few months back, there was a photo of a Tweet from Lauren Aitchison that kept showing up in my Instagram feed: "Four years ago, my ex boyfriend told me I should get a  grip on myself and realize I'd never be a writer. Today, the CEO of Penguin Random House shook my hand and told... Continue Reading →

Nothing to See Here

"and one day you come back/and everything you drive past/makes you wonder why you swore for all those years/that there was nothing to see here"   I think almost anyone from a small town will tell you that there is nothing there. Nothing to do. Nothing to see. Just... nothing. And for the longest time... Continue Reading →

Is Canada ready?

Yesterday, I was scrolling through my twitter feed, getting caught up on news from Hong Kong, Kashmir, to the upcoming election back home. As I scrolled down, I saw this: "Some voters question whether Canada is ready for a PM with a turban" Excuse me? Is all that I could think. And then I opened... Continue Reading →

Homesick

“You will find yourself wanting to leave and go home at the same time, and there is nothing you can do about this.” ― Charlotte Eriksson I pride myself on my ability to be strong. I’ve proven to myself again and again that I have the strength to get through things and be okay. And... Continue Reading →

Canada Day

Today, Canada is celebrating it's 152nd birthday. And this year is the first time in my life I haven't been in Canada for this celebration. This year, I am in a village in rural Nepal, the only Canadian (that I know of) for miles. Most people don't know anything about Canada besides that a family... Continue Reading →

Defining Home

Since I left Manitoba in 2014, I have been struggling to pin down what home means to me. Home. Where I was born and raised? Where I currently live? Where I've spent most of my adult life? Each of these questions has a different answer. A drastically different answer for that matter. Because in some... Continue Reading →

Just Like Coming Home

As we descended through the clouds, I saw that hill that was visible from my old apartment. The one my friend and I had climbed. The highest point in the Kathmandu Valley. That familiar sight caused me to tear up, my eyes still welling with tears as the plane touched down, minutes later. I was... Continue Reading →

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