Hey, I'm Mel!
I'm a tea sommelier, an adventurer, a language lover, and a photographer! I love finding new ways of seeing the world. Chasing an unconventional life inspires me. In my writing here I'm pursuing to be as raw and honest as possible. I'm goofy, sarcastic, and straightforward. I want to make you feel comfortable so you can sit down with a cup of tea and chat like we're family. Welcome to my corner of the internet.
Lifestyle November 11, 2015 It’s Not What They Call You First, a nod to veterans young and old on this Remembrance Day. I wouldn't do well in the service. Mostly, I am far too self-centered, questioning and suspicious of authority figures to ever wor... The Sunday Letter November 8, 2015 Sunday Sundries | Vol. 21 Happy Sunday! Going to keep it short and sweet today. Trying to decide what to eat for breakfast. Maybe pancakes? Yeah. Pancakes. Here's what I found interesting this week: Did The Walrus ch... Tea Places November 6, 2015 The Tea House Challenge at Lake Louise a.k.a. one of the best goddamned days of my life. I'm so excited we've finally arrived here! I wanted to share this with everyone for so long. Someday I am going to become a tea house hermit in the ... Canada November 5, 2015 Across North America, Day 15: Show Me the Mermaid and Sundance Canyon I found one of Canada's National Treasures today, thanks to the rain. We woke up to a cold and depressing morning. Cold, grey and damp with continuous downpour. Camp was dismantled quickly around 6:... Lifestyle November 4, 2015 Who gives a shit? We got some good writing advice in my radio workshop today. Amongst other apt suggestions from our professor, such as "Get to it!" when it comes to broadcasting, he also reminded us of this brief quot... The Sunday Letter November 1, 2015 Sunday Sundries | Vol. 20 I survived the first module in grad school and I couldn't be happier. My brain feels like it has that post-workout euphoria you feel after going to the gym. My next module of study means I'll be wo...