THE ANTHROTORIAN
"The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library."

— Albert Einstein

MOROCCAN COLOUR by Lindsay Shapka

MOROCCAN COLOUR by Lindsay Shapka

THE QUEEN’S YACHT by Lindsay Shapka
I have to admit, the last tourist site that I was interested in visiting when I was in Edinburgh, was the former Royal Yacht Britannia. It was well off the beaten path, and as far as I knew was just a boat. What was the big deal? 
Well, my travel companions convinced me to make the trip to its permanent mooring at Ocean Terminal in Leith, and I am really glad that they did, because it is a piece of royal history that is actually pretty darn cool… MORE

THE QUEEN’S YACHT by Lindsay Shapka

I have to admit, the last tourist site that I was interested in visiting when I was in Edinburgh, was the former Royal Yacht Britannia. It was well off the beaten path, and as far as I knew was just a boat. What was the big deal? 

Well, my travel companions convinced me to make the trip to its permanent mooring at Ocean Terminal in Leith, and I am really glad that they did, because it is a piece of royal history that is actually pretty darn cool… MORE

THE WATCH LIST: TRACKS by Lindsay Shapka
Sometimes — without even realizing it — I get myself stuck in a rut, overwhelmed by the everyday, and in need of something to inspire, cut through the crap and remind me why I do what I do. 
Today, the movie Tracks did just that. 
This incredible true adventure, tells the story of Robyn Davidson, an Australian woman who decided that she was going to walk through the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean — a trip of about 2000 miles that would take her 6-7 months. 
It was the ’70s, and sick of the repetitious life in the city and the “self-indulgent negativity” of her generation, Davidson felt this journey was her way of seeking solitude and relating to her father who had once travelled through the desert of Eastern Africa… MORE

THE WATCH LIST: TRACKS by Lindsay Shapka

Sometimes — without even realizing it — I get myself stuck in a rut, overwhelmed by the everyday, and in need of something to inspire, cut through the crap and remind me why I do what I do. 

Today, the movie Tracks did just that. 

This incredible true adventure, tells the story of Robyn Davidson, an Australian woman who decided that she was going to walk through the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean — a trip of about 2000 miles that would take her 6-7 months. 

It was the ’70s, and sick of the repetitious life in the city and the “self-indulgent negativity” of her generation, Davidson felt this journey was her way of seeking solitude and relating to her father who had once travelled through the desert of Eastern Africa… MORE

"You can never visit the same place twice. Each time, it’s a different story. By the very act of coming back, you wipe out what came before."

from The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson

THERE’S A JOKE IN THERE SOMEWHERE… by Lindsay Shapka

THERE’S A JOKE IN THERE SOMEWHERE… by Lindsay Shapka

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ICE CREAM AND GELATO? by Lindsay Shapka
Mounds of iced goodness sits in glass topped coolers, enticing those walking by to stop and purchase a scoop (or two) of melt-in-your mouth flavours like lemon, nutella, and blood-orange creamsicle.Nothing beats gelato.
But, then there is ice cream — served in crunchy waffle cones in favourite flavours like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, or mixed with things like cookie dough, or cheesecake. Mmmmm…
Both are delicious, have some flavours in common, and even have similar textures at times. In fact,gelato actually means ice cream in Italian. So what on earth is the difference between them?!… MORE

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ICE CREAM AND GELATO? by Lindsay Shapka

Mounds of iced goodness sits in glass topped coolers, enticing those walking by to stop and purchase a scoop (or two) of melt-in-your mouth flavours like lemon, nutella, and blood-orange creamsicle.Nothing beats gelato.

But, then there is ice cream — served in crunchy waffle cones in favourite flavours like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, or mixed with things like cookie dough, or cheesecake. Mmmmm…

Both are delicious, have some flavours in common, and even have similar textures at times. In fact,gelato actually means ice cream in Italian. So what on earth is the difference between them?!… MORE