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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Many Villages: Racial Privilege

This semester I’m taking a course on Cross-cultural counselling. Part of the coursework is a weekly journal reflecting on anything I’ve learned, thought about, or found challenging from the course material. I decided to post parts of these reflections in a weekly series called “Many Villages”. Two weeks ago in class, we took a 28 … Continue reading »

Categories: india, Italy, life, travel, USA | 14 Comments

Toilet Paper Whoas

(The title of this post is 100% plagiarized from an email from my big brother, John.) For some reason, I seem to have a lot of conversations about: -using the washroom in developing countries -(not) using toilet paper in developing countries -squatty potties -falling into sewage I would like to think that everyone experiences this … Continue reading »

Categories: awkward, customs, embarassing, friends, hilarious, travel | 9 Comments

Happy Fall Long Weekend!

Hello, friends! Here in North America, this weekend is basically Fall Long Weekend, although we’re quite split about why exactly we have Monday off. For those of us North of the USA, it’s Thanksgiving on Monday! In America, Monday is Columbus Day. If I had a little bit more emotional energy, or if I hadn’t … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, confusion, Fall, family, food, USA | Leave a comment

Weeping My Way Through ‘Secret Daughter’

Do you hear that sniffling? That’s me, ugly crying* after reading Secret Daughter. It’s been on my to-read list for two years but somehow the library never had it when I was between books. Luckily,  a dear friend lent it to me–without my even asking! And let’s be honest: any book that’s about adoption and … Continue reading »

Categories: adoption, family, india, life, love | 4 Comments

The Kitchen Cabinet of Doom

My lovely friend Sarah has a weekly link post that she calls ‘The Bedside Table’ because it’s full of random, lovely, memorable things. In an alternate universe, my blog has a clever, pithy and winsome name for my not-organized-enough-to-be-weekly link dump post. But in this universe, the post is called whatever I happen to think … Continue reading »

Categories: Housekeeping, life | 4 Comments