Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin by Marion Meade

Meade, Marion. (2004). Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties. Doubleday; New York.  I first sought out the tale when I stumbled (purely by chance) across the work of Edna St. Vincent Millay – particularly her poem “A Few Figs From Thistles” (My candle burns at both ends/It will not last the night/…

Redefining the “Gap Year”

Perhaps writing this post will be superfluous, but it will make me feel better. Today I went to Conestoga College and interviewed as a candidate for inclusion in the Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) program. It’s a program that I’ve been silently fascinated with for some time now; I have the ruthless desire to take…