Mission impossible: finding the best coffee in Dublin

Coffee in Dublin can be summed up by one word: mediocre. I haven't had many awful coffees, but I've only had a few "great" coffees. I was spoiled when I lived in Australia — coffee culture is really taking off in Brisbane, and I was able to enjoy a high standard of specialty coffee while…

You never know when a stranger will change your life

wait·ing/ˈwātiNG/ Noun: The action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or until something else happens. "Waiting" is a word that I have become very familiar with this year. I returned to Canada in February with the intention of "waiting" for three months for my new visa to be approved…

The differences between Australia and Canada, part two: climate.

The most obvious difference between Australia and Canada is the climate. Australia is hot, shark infested, and full of palm trees and deserts. Canada is cold, beaver infested, and full of maples and snow. Being on opposite ends of the Earth, seasons are at opposite times. It’s summer in Canada right now while it’s “winter”…