On Sandboxes, Archaeology, and a Childlike Wonder

Sandboxes always trigger memories of Bethsaida. The smell of sand, the wildflowers, the messiness, and the wonder in my daughter's eyes always take back to the year I went on an archaeological dig along with a group of other volunteers who were fascinated with the idea of getting dirty for a chance of discovering treasures. … Continue reading On Sandboxes, Archaeology, and a Childlike Wonder

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The Truth About the University of Toronto

“Don’t lose it—it’s just a parking machine,” I told myself as I stood outside the Hart House trying to buy a parking permit using a machine that refused to work. It was a lovely sunny afternoon in November when I decided to revisit my former campus, grab something to eat, and perhaps get some writing … Continue reading The Truth About the University of Toronto

A Few Thoughts On 2018 Eurovision Winner

On May 12, Israeli Netta Barzilai won the annual Eurovision Song Contest with her catchy pop/dance song called "Toy."[1] Wrapped in a "colorful, happy vibe," the song makes an allusion to female awakening and a call for social justice. Immediately, the streets of Tel Aviv became filled with happy people dancing and jumping into fountains. … Continue reading A Few Thoughts On 2018 Eurovision Winner

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The History of Hilary Hambrushina by Marnie Lamb

Publication date: May 31st, 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Synopsis Hilary has one goal for her first year in junior high: to become popular. But her plans are turned upside down when her best friend leaves for the summer and a quirky girl named Kallie moves in next door. Kallie paints constellations on her ceiling, sleeps in … Continue reading Book Blitz & Giveaway: The History of Hilary Hambrushina by Marnie Lamb