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Sometimes it can feel like you don’t have enough free time to relax or even to take care of chores and responsibilities, so understandably you may think you don’t have time to try new things. But a very important part of self care and taking care of your mental health is to make sure you take time to do things you enjoy. Even if you really like a certain activity, it can get old after a while.  Many people found this out last year after receiving stay at home orders. There is only so much television you can watch, home…

There are some absolutely amazing drinks coming out of Mexico at the moment and the artisanal beers which they are releasing there are really on par with so much from the US. Beers however, is not exactly what Mexico is known for an whilst these beers are great, the country offers us way more when it comes to other drinks and spirits. Expert barman and author Adam Seger is one of the biggest proponents for Mexican drinks and these are some of our favorites here, which you have to try in some capacity. Tequila We’ll start off with the most…

The brilliant Rick Andreoli Montreal was a friend of my fathers and I can remember when I was growing up that they would be often stuck to the chess board. My father would often be cursing and that is because, as I later learned, Rick was an incredibly high level player. In fact Rick was kind enough to give me a few lessons when I was growing up and whilst I can play well, I am nowhere near the level of this guy, he really is brilliant. If you look at a player who s playing at around the 2,000…

Gambling many years ago became a part of the enjoyment of human life. One of the first ways to gamble was a game of dice, which is described in the ancient Indian story “Mahabharata”. The dice were made fo bones and it is said that an unnamed and probably embarrassed Indian prince lost a game of bones to his wife. In ancient Europe, there were countires and cities where gambling was forbidden. One of these was Sparta where there was a stiff penalty if you gambled. In other Greek cities however, gambling was almost revered, and Kings and royalty did…

Do you have dreams of one day becoming a writer? If so then you may have found yourself discouraged by the times in which we live, where just about everyone with an internet connection is able to become an author in their own right. It is true that it is more challenging in the modern age to become a writer but the old adage very much remains, if you are good enough, you will make it.  Something which many young writers are seemingly unaware of is the many places where writing can take you to, beyond simply books or journals.…