If you want to catch a glimpse of Canadian culture, watch Bon Cop, Bad Cop.
You wouldn’t believe how popular the yearly Tulip Festival is. Busloads of tourists suddenly show up to take pictures of flower beds and it’s almost impossible to find a parking spot around Dow’s Lake.
I still don’t consider Ottawa my “hometown” even though use of this word is appropriate since it is my fixed residence.
What happens after you send a query letter? You can either use hard data on hand to figure out if you stand a chance or create several scenarios in your head.
The Antarctic represents one of the last great pristine wildernesses left on Earth. It’s a…
It might be snowing in Quebec and raining in Edmonton, clear in Whistler and stormy…
France has a new president, democracy is safe and I was interviewed live on CBC. Enjoy my deer in the headlights look!
The different jobs I had taught me practical skills but also provided numerous clues to decipher Canadian culture.
“This is NOT a gun!” “That’s right. This is just a ‘T’ you happen to hold like a gun.”
At first, rain was good news. Non-frozen water falling from the sky meant temperatures were going up and we were transitioning into spring.
The queue at each food truck was as impressive as the skills displayed to eat poutine standing up without staining ties and skirts.
Thanks to big food corporations and the Ontario education system, we are at this pathetic stage: “can you at least eat the Goldfish crackers? Pizza taste? Cheddar taste?”
I won’t vote in the second round of the 2017 French presidential elections. I refuse to vote for a candidate or a party I don’t believe in.
Chile is one of the greatest countries in South America. Its appeal is far-reaching, its…
The plan was to drive to the French Embassy, cast our votes and go home—hopefully the drive there and back plus civic duty would take less than an hour.
“What are you doing?” she inquired.
“Trying to send a fucking email and get through a fucking server who doesn’t accept fucking attachments!” I replied.
I still couldn’t believe how far the car had travelled from the moment it had crossed the median to where it had finally landed.
“Mark, I have chocolate. Find it! Rabbit.”
“Terrible, Thanks for Asking”, “Heavyweight”, “Homecoming” and “S-Town”. Never heard of these podcasts? This is why you should try them.
I bought three bamboo stalks for good luck. Then, on my way home, I realized that the woman who had sold them to me was whiter than me and could have made up the “Chinese good luck” part.
“Oh, an unsolicited query letter! Awesome, I needed something to clean up the coffee I’ve just spilled.”
As you know by now, Niagara Falls is a place worth a visit. This stunning…
We both behaved like proper French and agreed a mistake had been made and it was the government’s fault.
We aren’t a stereotypical family. It’s cool. I can deal with a pause, a curious look, some assumptions.