What makes a person smile? Do they ever initiate a smile with a stranger? Seeing couples just after their nuptials makes me very happy. I feel the joy and love that they are emanating. … More Cultural Celebrations: What makes you smile
Learning a language has ups-and-downs, including humorous experiences with colloquialisms. … More Colloquial Mishaps in German
The buds have been blossoming, the trees, becoming vibrant and vividly green, once again. The birds sing louder than what could be heard during the grey months of Winter in Germany. It’s been one year since moving to Germany from Canada. This is the second semester I have had the opportunity to teach at two … More The Five Senses: Reflections
Culture shock? Acculturation? Integration? When does someone feel like they belong and that they’re home? … More Displacement, Disjuncture, Disjointed: Is this Home now?
Living within Canada for the majority of my life has desensitized me to the use of public transportation. I bought my first car at 21 years old and I was driving it until I left in March 2018 to move to Germany. Driving a car is conditioned to most of the middle-class (and upper-class) folks … More Transportation Networks: Moving Bodies through the City