I should start this off by saying I am not a certified reviewer. Instead, I am someone who has always loved the experience of the theatre. Although young, I will always pick a play, opera, symphony or even an improv show over a bar for drinks.

I just find the…


As I stare at my grades, procrastinate on my upcoming thesis, and preplan the prep for my Ph.D. applications, I sigh. How did I get here? …


As I watch cancel culture evolve, I imagine the media version of the Salem witch trials:

I see fear and hatred as a small group runs through the streets condemning lives because of one action they saw that they could not understand.

I see the bystanders paralyzed by the precarious…


A COVID birthday looks different for everyone.

Some land when there is restriction ease and gather with under 50.

Some land in the world of drive by’s that are filled with honks and shouts.

Some land during a state of emergency and can not leave their house at all.

In…


TRIGGER WARNING: I do describe my feelings regarding an assault.

Somehow the new point of debate has become masks. At least once a day, I hear or read a discussion about wearing a face covering. I hear and read more about mask shaming than I do about topics such as…


First of all, GO Edmonton. We may have taken down the sign that said “City of Champions,” but our ability to show up for a cause on Friday, June 5, 2020, shows that a champion heart lives inside of us all. I think about all the festivals I have been…


Those who know me know I am a Carebear tried a true.

I would love to sing kumbaya as our hands’ interlace, but social distance, hygiene, hatred, and anger delay this in our lives.

This anger is also shutting doors on those who are open to change.

We often talk…


Does your quarantine feel more like solitary confinement?

Are you stuck in the awkward season where mother nature can’t decide to stay in Winter or jump into Spring?

Me too! And as I navigate dating during these times of social distance, I think WTF. …


As the days pass in the Canadian quarantine and Netflix users who share their passwords question their decisions, I write this open letter.
I write this letter to the ones who have gone so long without praise, and it is only now that some see your worth. I write this letter…


I have read studies showing that solitary confinement can drive an individual to their demise. As it will literally crush their soul.

But what if they choose that confinement willingly?

Although Vipassana meditation is many things to many people for me, it initially was my prison. A voluntary plea of…

Odion Welch

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