The Benefits of a Private Diary, from Productivity to Practice

I have long kept track of my lucid thoughts, feminine hysterics, and deepest fears in the form of a private diary. There is a little pile of random booklets and piles of paper stored away in a cardboard box somewhere in my childhood home which constitutes the first portion of this endeavour. More recently, a…

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Bradbury, Ray. (1950). The Martian Chronicles. Bantam Books; Toronto. For the curious and creative reader, this Ray Bradbury novel is a loosely episodic collection of short stories woven together with vignettes; as such, it allows the reader to interpose their own conclusions onto the plot line (Wikipedia article).  The stories describe the colonization of Mars,…

In Praise of “Brain Pickings”

To anyone who is craving some intellectual fulfillment this week, I would highly recommend that you make your way over to the Brain Pickings website and either browse through their articles or subscribe to their weekly newsletter. In the most recent weekly newsletter that I received, Brain Pickings touched on topics ranging from the meaning…

Self-Employment for All!

In a recent conversation with a friend, the issue of self-employment came up. I’ve previously mentioned the CYBF program and its potential to assist young people who are otherwise unemployed; it seems that the internet agrees with me. In the article entitled “Young, free and self-employed“, Emma Jayne Jones highlights the plight of youth in…