Culture Clash – 4 Things You Learn Living in Toronto (or Any Multicultural City)

Before I moved to Toronto, I dwelled in a largely homogeneous space. Sure, outliers existed here and there...the odd vegan, a few who spoke a language other than the native English. Everyone I knew identified on the spectrum from atheist to Christian and I'd never seen a Sikh a day in my life. Suddenly, three years ago, … Continue reading Culture Clash – 4 Things You Learn Living in Toronto (or Any Multicultural City)

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Dear David: I’m Sorry I Called You a Stupid Refugee

Ok, I didn't really. But the thought came, unbidden, more than once. Occasionally it stood naked for a millisecond before politically correctness, even in the recesses of my mind, forced me to clothe the ragged sentiment. When I learned his status (this is while we were still civil), David became the first refugee I knew … Continue reading Dear David: I’m Sorry I Called You a Stupid Refugee

VOIP-onomics: WiFi, Immigrants and who killed the Telegram

A telegram? It's 2017 -   do those things still exist? I was watching Cool Runnings on Netflix (it's a gutsy, feel good tale about Jamaican Bob sledders who entered the 1988 Winter Olympics even though the island's average temperature is around 96° and they'd never seen snow before. It's good 😀. One of the characters got an "urgent" telegram … Continue reading VOIP-onomics: WiFi, Immigrants and who killed the Telegram

Before you Pack, Jack: Things I wish I’d Known Before Moving to Another Country (Part 2)

*This is a follow up to my recently published post Before you Pack, Jack: Things I wish I'd Known Before Moving to Another Country (Part 1). If you’ve already seen that piece, don’t worry, there is plenty of fresh content here.* Migrating to a new country is a life changing decision, but adequate preparation can … Continue reading Before you Pack, Jack: Things I wish I’d Known Before Moving to Another Country (Part 2)

Before you Pack, Jack: Things I wish I’d Known Before Moving to Another Country (Part 1)

*This is  a two part post. Part one deals with the mental preparation needed to adjust to a new country and part two will explore some practical steps you can take to help make the transition* The Twitterverse got loud on March 6, 2017 as indignant fingers pounded keyboards and angrily tapped smartphone screens to voice their displeasure online. … Continue reading Before you Pack, Jack: Things I wish I’d Known Before Moving to Another Country (Part 1)