Dear Ginsberg

I see the best minds of my generation being destroyed By plastic backlit rectangles while peering at displays, Flicking frenetically from topic to topic. All of this brought on by the Helvetican f and co. In universities across the world, desks rumble Amid a flurry of crystalized colours Spewing from half eaten fruit. Is this the future: a 140 character generation Leading the charge of … Continue reading Dear Ginsberg

Hashtags Don’t Kill Languages, People Do

Recently Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake made a skit parodying the use of hashtags online by using them in a face-to-face conversation. Personally, I think the skit is simultaneously hilarious and nauseating. The quick cuts to their hands making hashtag signs followed by linguistic strings of one-up-manship made the general public weep for the English language. Before this hashtag hatred gets out of hand I … Continue reading Hashtags Don’t Kill Languages, People Do

Introvert and Extrovert Tropes

This week I had planned to write a post concerning the tropes of Introverts and extroverts. I call myself an extrovert but I don’t consider myself to be the privacy-vampire that many introvert memes and comics would type me as. I have become exhausted by the internet’s fascination with reducing people down to one dimension based on the ebb and flow of a person’s mental … Continue reading Introvert and Extrovert Tropes

Restaurants Responding to Allergies

As someone who loves food but who has severe allergies to nuts, tofu, soy and shellfish I find it challenging to love restaurants and cafes as much as I do. There have been times when I’ve had allergic reactions to the food ordered by myself or someone I’m with. They range everywhere from uncomfortable to paralyzing. In these moments the reactions of the staff can … Continue reading Restaurants Responding to Allergies