Childhood

A Climb To Remember

Looking back, the summer of 1990 was a rough time for everyone involved. The Gulf War was in full swing, a sharp recession swept the global economy, and MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This” was a number one single. As if these atrocities weren’t enough, it was also the year my mom went back to work … Continue reading

Entertainment / Humour / Life / Uncategorized

Throwback Thursday: 90’s Edition

Fasten your seatbelts, kids- because I’m about to take you on a trip down memory lane the masochistic nostalgia highway with yet another round of have beens, washed ups and never-weres. Yes, it’s Throwback Thursday again- and this week, we’re kicking it 90’s style.    The inspiration for this TBT actually came from an experience I had at … Continue reading

Books / Culture / Humour / Life / Reading

Book Review: Ham On Rye By Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski was one angry man. ….Or should I say, Henry Chinaski, Bukowkski’s thinly veiled aler-ego in the novel Ham on Rye. In this semi-autobiographical take on Bukowksi’s own life, Ham on Rye follows Chinaski through his childhood and adolescence, first in Germany, and then in depression-era Los Angeles. To say life wasn’t easy for the young … Continue reading

Family / Food / Life

It’s Not A Party Until Somebody Busts out an EpiPen

“Someone call 911!!” my Father shouted, “and for God’s sake would someone go calm down your mother??!” It was Thanksgiving 2007, and I was standing in the upstairs bathroom of my childhood home, staring down at the (seemingly) lifeless body of my older sister Marija. Just a few moments before, she had returned from her annual Thanksgiving … Continue reading