New Men For A New Age: The Character Quietly Fighting Toxic Masculinity

So last night I watched the Disney movie Moana with my family. I know I’m a bit late to the party but hey, I eventually got to it. Now, I’m not a fan of Disney as a whole. I think the company is shady, they eat up independent media, and commoditize everything.  But since the… Continue reading New Men For A New Age: The Character Quietly Fighting Toxic Masculinity

Siddhartha Book Review

I’m slowly making my way through a list of books that others have told me I would benefit from reading. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse was on one of those lists, I’ll hold my judgement for the review. The story follows the spiritual enlightenment of a man called Siddhartha (not the same that would eventually become… Continue reading Siddhartha Book Review

Breakfast With Buddha, Book Review

Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo takes the idea of spiritual enlightenment and wraps it up into a nice little novel about a road trip and a midlife not-quite-crisis. The story is told from the perspective of Otto, a man traveling with his sister’s spiritual adviser, Volya Rinpoche,  across america to settle their parent’s estate. Summary will… Continue reading Breakfast With Buddha, Book Review

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed: Book Review

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is not a book I would’ve normally picked up. I normally go for novels or memoirs, not these narratives on society. I usually reserve this genre for watching documentaries or reading online journals. But it was given to me to read before I start school in the fall, so I dutifully read… Continue reading So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed: Book Review

The Trials and Tribulations of an Introverted Hostess

I’m going to start off by saying that I love my family. I’m fortunate enough to have a people related to me that are kind, courteous and thoughtful. I am friends with my parents and sister, and have close relationships with much of my extended family. My grandparents, my sister and her husband-to-be, all came… Continue reading The Trials and Tribulations of an Introverted Hostess

The Conventional School Dilemma

With the end of school approaching for me, I’ve been bombarded by my friends and classmates excited comments along the lines of “The end is nigh!”. They have been so happy in recent months with the promise of graduation and summertime antics. I on the other hand have been suffering though what can only be… Continue reading The Conventional School Dilemma