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Harry Potter and the Tardy Enthusiast

Confession: I’ve never read the Harry Potter books. That is, until about 3 weeks ago. I’m slowly realizing I’m a bit late to the party. In the late 90’s when my peers were frantically turning pages, desperate to find out what was inside the chamber of secrets and who would win the House Cup, and how Harry … Continue reading »

Categories: books, hobbies, kids, life | 11 Comments

Of Younger Brothers, Airplanes and Cheesesteaks

“Do you want to know what zero gravity feels like?”, Luke asked over the crackle of the radio. This is not something you want to hear from your 20 year-old brother who is piloting an aircraft. Before I had time to answer, he tipped the nose of the airplane down and my stomach jolted. When … Continue reading »

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Why Camping Is Worth the Dead Spider Where Your Pillow Should Be

Camping is one of those strange things, like picking your own fruit, that is labour-intensive leisure. And we love it. Few things are more North American than s’mores, campfires, sleeping in a humid tent and peeing in sketchy outhouses.   What is it about leaving the comforts of home for a night’s sleep on a … Continue reading »

Categories: friends, hobbies, life, sunshine, travel | 1 Comment

Anniversary-Trip Adventure: Mini-Golf

Categories: celebrations, confusion, dessert, hilarious, hobbies, love | 5 Comments

The Perils of Life in the Great White North

One of the joys of intercultural marriage is learning all kinds of new skills. For me, this usually involves failing in a cooking venture or embarrassing attempts at speaking Hindi. Varun’s newly acquired skill is, I think, a prerequisite for getting Canadian citizenship: Ice Skating. Growing up in India, Varun didn’t learn how to ice … Continue reading »

Categories: family, hobbies, india | 3 Comments