Our Doubt-Filled Twenties: Why everyone else’s life seems better than mine

The holidays are a great time to reflect on where you’re at in life–particularly when you’re at the stage in your twenties when your world can change pretty drastically from one Christmas to the next. The upcoming end of the year marks a transition point, you’re probably away from your daily routine, and various well-meaning parents, grandparents, … More Our Doubt-Filled Twenties: Why everyone else’s life seems better than mine

Homelessness, Housing and Poverty: An All-Candidates Debate

Last Thursday night, with my notebook tucked under my arm and my bike helmet swinging at my side, I waded into the throng of people crammed into the CoolAid Society’s Downtown Activity Centre for an all-candidates debate on homelessness, poverty, and housing. It’s about a month away from municipal elections in British Columbia, and on Thursday … More Homelessness, Housing and Poverty: An All-Candidates Debate

Cycling in the CRD

Two years ago, from February to June 2012, I had the tremendous fortune to live in Utrecht, The Netherlands for five months for a study-abroad term. It was only five months, but it influenced me greatly and I miss it deeply. I miss the beauty of old churches and canal houses. I miss the general … More Cycling in the CRD

Summer Reading

I’ve been a reader for as long as I can remember. My childhood wasn’t spent only in Kelowna, British Columbia; I travelled to Afghanistan to see what it was like to live as a girl under the Taliban’s reign, and to Kentucky to catch a glimpse of the world of professional Thoroughbred racing, and, of … More Summer Reading

O Canada

Today in Victoria, thousands of people will gather downtown to participate in Canada Day activities. There will be free concerts, a “living Canadian flag,” and fireworks at the end of the day. We Canadians spend a lot of time distinguishing ourselves from our neighbours to the south, particularly on how we express our patriotism, but … More O Canada