I haven’t asked – but my mind likes to askew my thinking into presuming no one on the bus wants to talk or look at me. And in turn – I don’t talk or look at anyone. What if...
The 6th annual Purple Onion Festival was my first. As a newcomer to Local Food Month in Peterborough, I was intrigued to find out more. The Purple Onion festival, founded by Fred Irwin, began in 2010 as a celebration...

Teas The Season

Crave flavor? Need Caffeine? You May be a Tea Drinker From a long and varied history in many cultures and traditions, to becoming itself a subculture on the consumer market today, there’s much that can be said about tea.  Having...
Murray Street is the northern border of Peterborough’s downtown. Four blocks of this poorly paved road, from Water to Stewart Streets, serve as a microcosm of the City. It contains the frequently highlighted and frequently disregarded components of this...

How Canada Remembers

Every November, we donate our toonies and pin on our poppies. We do this to symbolize our respect to the fallen soldiers that have sacrificed their lives in the World Wars for our peace. By remembering all those who...
When the conversation gets to the topic of weather, you’d think it’s small talk material, but Canadian winter - quite the topic. Being born and raised in the warm climate of the desert, moving to Canada was quite an adjustment....
Software is somewhere in the running for the least sexy topic I could possibly write about, so I’ll assume if you’re reading this it’s not for the titillation factor; you want to learn how to be a better, more...
Beware the Ides of March! And by “Ides” I mean garlic, and by “March” I mean the Pizza Factory’s dressing. Stabbing Caesar is a one-person quest to review every Caesar salad in Peterborough. Our first adventure: The Pizza Factory, est. 1980....
Having recently, finally, been diagnosed as autistic it really opened my eyes to how many popular misconceptions about autism there is, not just among the general public, but also the general ‘literature’ surrounding autism. As such I was going to...
Netflix. It’s become a hobby, a binge-watching phenomenon, and as of recent, a meme. It’s the cellphone of the entertainment industry. Soon there will be a time where some of us forget what life was like without it. Soon...