The Four Temperaments Go For Coffee

In considering the four temperaments – choleric, melancholic, phlegmatic, and sanguine – it occurred to me that a person’s temperament can be on full display in a simple interaction such as meeting a friend at a coffee shop. To illustrate the point, here are some brief descriptions of how a person with each dominant temperamentContinue reading “The Four Temperaments Go For Coffee”

“For Every Sin” by Aharon Appelfeld

Today I finished reading a novel by Aharon Appelfeld titled For Every Sin. In it, the protagonist, Theo, is a young adult who has survived the Holocaust and is trying to walk all the way back to his hometown. En route, he continually encounters “refugees” – other Jews like him who have survived the campsContinue reading ““For Every Sin” by Aharon Appelfeld”

Three Best Ottawa Cafes in the Market

This is a very quick post to highlight my three favourite cafes in my new neighbourhood. 1. Headquarters (115 Clarence Street): Perfect for avocado toast-loving millennials who appreciate minimalist decor, take-the-world-by-the-storm-yet-chill soundtracks, and exquisite menu options. Each of the food items is a work of art. Pictured below is carrot ginger soup with maple drizzle,Continue reading “Three Best Ottawa Cafes in the Market”