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Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

Please excuse this break from news-y pieces and critical reflections for this ‘warm and fuzzy’ posting. This letter to the editor and its response was published in The New York Sun on September 21, 1897…and is still just as true today. We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our … Continue reading

Because I’m not the only one…

I wrote this nearly two years ago upon returning from a ten day community service learning trip, Alternative Spring Break, organized by the Student Experience Office at Carleton University. In the squatter village of La Estación, 4,000 to 5,000 families live on land they do not own in houses built from scraps deemed useless by … Continue reading

To men who treat people beautifully…

On the bus on the way home, I met a man named Skye who told me I was beautiful and asked me about my day.  We established a mutual love of books and libraries, that Skye loved to draw, and that eagles are his favourite animal. Before our conversation ended, he gave me a picture … Continue reading

Just dance, it’ll be okay.

Let it be known that I love to dance.  I’m not good, but still, I love to dance. And so, ladies and gentleman, Monday nights in Iqaluit are dancing nights.  Dancing shoes included: grey flats that sparkle. The Iqaluit Social Dance Club – of which I am a legitimate, card-carrying member for all of $30/year … Continue reading

Rules are made to be broken.

Don’t worry. It’s ok.  I haven’t gone crazy.  Well, any more crazy than usual.  I swear its still me writing this. My blog hasn’t been taken over by someone else.  I still love to follow rules – just not the ones I’ve made for myself on this blog. I spent a lot of time this … Continue reading