What your astrological sign (doesn’t) say about you

Everyone wants to be open minded. Whether or not we put it into practice, the term can conjure images of deep conversations with interesting-looking strangers, trying colourful, challenging new foods, and of course, the staple of self-discovery – standing atop a mountain, arms raised in celebration of the free spirit that brought you here. All … Continue reading What your astrological sign (doesn’t) say about you

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Is competition crucial, or cutthroat?

Written for Sweat Magazine. If you’ve ever looked into an athlete’s eyes at the bottom of the ninth/last quarter/third example of sports vernacular, you’ve probably seen it: The drive. The desperation. The unflinching impetus to win by any means possible. It can be hard to watch the brutal tackles, wall slams and petty trips without sometimes … Continue reading Is competition crucial, or cutthroat?

The untold story of a gentleman for hire

Like the best of life’s journeys, it started when Alberto was watching TV. Showtime’s Gigolos, specifically. The glamour, the excitement, and of course, the stories: It was no 9 to 5. It was an enticing prospect. He wouldn’t be grousing about his unreasonable boss, his unmanageable hours or the daily grind (sparing the double-entendres). Fluorescent … Continue reading The untold story of a gentleman for hire

How long does cannabis stay in your body?

“… pending a mandatory drug test,” utters your interviewer. Your ears perk up as reality snaps back in. Twenty minutes of pleasantries aside, your mind races to remember the last joint you smoked. Was it Wednesday, or the night before? “It’s nothing serious, just a formality,” they say with a smile. Your heart sinks. “Nothing … Continue reading How long does cannabis stay in your body?