Suicide is a Human Right

Suicide is a Human Right

After I attempted to take my life, I spent five long weeks in the hospital, eagerly awaiting my return home. Eventually, I was discharged by the hospital’s mental health facility. But I wasn’t quite free. Instead, I was released on “Extended Leave” under British Columbia’s Mental Health Act. This act gives the government the authority…

I Almost Died, Because I Wanted To

I Almost Died, Because I Wanted To

The morning of March 29th, 2021, was unlike all others. Rather than waking with the intention to live my life, I planned to end it. I had grown weary of existence. I hated the pursuit and management of capitalist resources. I hated the abundance of ceaseless errands and chores. I hated the obligation to comprehend…

One Year in Quarantine

One Year in Quarantine

Do you remember we were standing here a year ago? Our minds were racing and time went slow If there was trouble in the world we didn’t know If we had a care, it didn’t show But now I worry our horizon’s bear nothing new ‘Cause I get this feeling and maybe you get it,…

Finding Time for Personal Projects

Finding Time for Personal Projects

People with full-time jobs are often compelled to work on side projects outside of their regular work schedules. These side projects might be “side hustles,” pivots to other professions, or creative projects with no immediate expectation of profit. But entangled in the pursuit of these projects lies a dilemma: with limited recreational time, how much…

Car Detailing is Therapeutic

Car Detailing is Therapeutic

It’s been nearly a year since COVID-19 hitched a ride on humanity’s air travel infrastructure and blew its viral load across the globe. And I’ll admit: even as a practiced introvert, spending this much time at home is starting to get old. Thankfully, I’ve managed to shake things up with a new outdoor, social-distance-compliant hobby:…

Canadian Housing Costs Don’t Add Up

The city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — and its surrounding area — has one of the most horrifically, criminally inflated housing markets I’ve ever seen. A $1 million CAD home in Vancouver (Source) Regardless of whether you’re renting or “buying,” surging housing costs in Vancouver and the Greater Vancouver Area have been displacing the…

7 Months Without the Gym

7 Months Without the Gym

Since hitting my twenties, exercise has become a crucial facet of my life. It’s how I offset all the malaise, muscular atrophy, and cognitive degeneration associated with spending 90% of my time in front of a screen. But, when COVID-19 arrived in mid-March, I dropped my thrice-weekly gym habit like a hot potato. I had…

The Eagle Has Landed (NZXT BLD Review)

The Eagle Has Landed (NZXT BLD Review)

The ninth generation of gaming consoles is almost here. For a time, details about Microsoft’s and Sony’s next-gen machines were scarce. But we’re in the home stretch now, with both consoles set to launch next month. For a brief moment, I considered making the generational leap with a Playstation 5 or Xbox Series X. However,…