Holiday photo sale


Aussi disponible en français. A year and a half ago, I held a flash photo sale to raise desperately needed funds after a sudden job loss. The reception was overwhelming and within the week dozens of my prints were finding … Continue reading

A better year


One year ago I wrote to you of the trying year that was 2013. And though I’m approaching two months of near-total internet silence I can’t resist posting these brief reflections on the last year. I’m a sap that way. … Continue reading



Last month, I published an article attempting to link the “F*ck Safe Space” t-shirt scandal at Carleton University to the well-executed right-wing takeover of their undergraduate Student Union (CUSA) three years ago. The article was later picked up by, … Continue reading

(re)viewing childhood


Some days when all I do is avoid responsibilities while streaming copious amounts of Netflix, I find myself watching films from the 80s and 90s as background noise while dabblin’ with words or photos. I’m then struck by the overt … Continue reading

Safe(r) Spaces & CUSA’s shortcomings

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A former colleague used to begin a workshop on membership engagement with the question, “which school has the most apathetic students?” Student representatives from coast-to-coast would be quick to shout out the name of their respective institutions, all convinced that … Continue reading

Le café des chats


North America’s first “cat café”, Le café des chats, will open its doors to the public this coming Saturday. The concept first emerged in Japan in 1998 but it wasn’t until 2012 that it began to spread throughout Asia, the … Continue reading