A beginners’ guide to walking your cat

Have you wondered if your cat feels trapped or bored inside? Have you considered taking your cat for a walk? Though we’re more accustomed to seeing dogs on leashes, it isn’t unheard of for domestic cats to get some fresh air and exercise outside the confines of their homes — and there are plenty of…

Great Achievements in Sci-Fi History

Achievements that changed the face of the science fiction genre… Yikes, this could be a big one; not to mention incredibly broad! But with Doctor Who celebrating its 50th Anniversary next year, I thought it a good idea to sound off on some great moments in sci-fi. And before anyone gets all up in arms…

A History of the Easy-Bake Oven

Baking a cake using the heat of a 100-watt incandescent light bulb with no parent giving me permission to lick the mixing spoon was empowering, even though I didn’t know what empowerment meant at the time. It was 1988 when I first got my Easy-Bake; a gift surprisingly not from my parents but from my…

Rage Against “Geek Chic”

When you put [blank] in front of the word “chic,” suddenly that [blank] is a novelty. “Geek chic” is the same. Thick-framed glasses, short-sleeved plaid shirts, suspenders, high-waist pants and a bowtie—congratulations, you just pulled together the aesthetic 1950s stereotypical geek. Now make it sexy and socially acceptable! “Geek chic” is a trend or style…

An Ode To The Thunder Bay Persian Roll: The Sweetest Taste Of Home

When I went to school as a young girl in Thunder Bay, I remember clutching a loonie in my hand every Wednesday as I made my way down to the gymnateria for Persian Day, hoping to beat the rush for this sweet treat, a sweet cinnamon-bun/donut-like confection with pastel pink icing. Then as I climbed…