Scare Me: Is Casa Loma’s Legends of Horror worth it?

You know you’ll be safe and that nothing is going to actually harm you, but haunted houses and events like Casa Loma’s Legends of Horror do get the dopamine, endorphins and oxytocin in your brain flowing. I had expected my walk through the Legends of Horror to be highly enjoyable but I wasn’t really expecting…

As dawn goes down to day over Lake Ontario

“Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flow; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.” – Robert Frost It’s mid-October and the trees are sporting shades of red, brown, yellow;…

A Winter’s Tale: The Magician of St. James Park

  There’s a man that appears late at night in St. James Park. When it’s quiet and no one’s around, he walks through, followed by a grey and white cross between a Portuguese water dog and an English sheepdog. I’ve caught glimpses of him from afar late at night when there’s snow on the ground. The…

A Kumaoni Monsoon Story

Darkness descended and the afternoon had not yet ended. I hopped onto the back of my uncle’s motorbike and prayed that we’d make it home before the heavens parted to allow a river to crash onto the hills and mountains of the Kumaon.

Ajinai: The Mongolian folkrock group you didn’t know you needed to hear

Khoomie, or throat-singing, is not something one comes across very much and what a shame that is. Let me be more specific: It’s almost tragic if you’ve never heard Ajinai’s music. The Mongolian flute and the the iconic horse-head fiddle take you to the windswept grasslands of the Mongolian-Manchurian steppe.