26 years after Howard Ashman's death, I, along with millions of others will watch the new live action Beauty and the Beast movie hitting theatres this weekend. I think we should all remember that the only reason why this film exists is because of his brilliance.
On May 4th, 2016, my 28th birthday, my mom had a double mastectomy to treat early stage breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). My mom was given several treatment options but ultimately decided to go with a complete double mastectomy without reconstruction. That means having both breasts removed without any implants and a … Continue reading Of Birthdays and Boobs
A spoiler-full review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Please don't read this if you don't want to have the play spoiled for you. For spoiler-free commentary on the story, you can listen to my interview on CBC Radio as part of a panel discussing the anticipation of the play, and the outpouring of … Continue reading Harry Potter is Afraid of Pigeons and This Post is Full of Spoilers
Around this time last year, two of my girlfriends mentioned that they were listening to audiobook recordings of Harry Potter. I was blown away by the very notion of such a thing. I read Harry Potter obsessively from the ages of 10 to 18 and then hardly touched the series for nearly seven years. However, last … Continue reading Stephen Fry Reading Harry Potter Will Change Your Life
The internet is bursting with resources on networking, interviews, salary negotiation, the whole gamut. I like to read about career and professional development in my spare time so I thought I'd share what I think are some of the best websites for anyone on the job hunt (I'm a student right now so this includes me). If … Continue reading Five Professional Development Sites Every Job-Hunter Needs to Bookmark
“You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky, highest scoring hockey player of all time. If you know people, you have a network. And that network has a ton of value. Nearly every job I've ever received has been through a connection, including the one that launched my career in the insurance industry. I've helped dozens of … Continue reading Three Sure-Fire Ways to Leverage Your Network to the Max