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A Letter to Myself: 25 Things I Learned in 2017

It will soon be 2018, a year that somehow still feels futuristic. For another five hours, it feels like the faraway future rather than the indisputable now. Ends and beginning always inspire me to write some sort of thoughts on where this is all heading. Ends and beginnings always leave me scrambling to tie inherently… Read more »

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10 Years on Facebook Should Mean Something, Right?

It’s been a busy few days. So busy, in fact, that I breezed through a milestone I’ve been meaning to write about: my ten-year anniversary of joining Facebook. On July 12, 2007, I signed up for Facebook despite hesitation. At this point, most of my friends were on it (and telling me that I should… Read more »

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Fourth.

Today was the Fourth of July and I found the atmosphere in New York to be more subdued than it had been a year ago. Fewer crowds, fewer people dressed in red-and-blue outfits and just fewer people celebrating in the streets. I can’t help but wonder whether the current political climate has anything to do… Read more »

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Shop No More?

Some random thoughts: an entire generation of people grew up with the understanding that malls equalled fun. What will we do when megamalls shut their doors and most of our favourite stores move exclusively online (this isn’t some apocalyptic vision of the world, by the way — it’s happening now)?   Will we have to… Read more »

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Shrimp Skewer Resolutions

So one of my New Year’s resolutions was to stick to eating vegetarian for a month and I’ve already failed. Catered event, shrimp skewers with cocktail sauce, a chance at fourth and fifth helpings… Each of these things can do you in all on its own. There are a whole bunch of ways for me to… Read more »