The Dialup {Week 4}

Anyone else got the end of summer blahs? Here are some of the things making that ominous, fall-is-coming-and-you’re-going-to-have-to-do-real-things feeling a little bit more bearable:

  1. Mumford & Sons with Baaba Maal – There Will Be Time

With the awesome news that Newfoundlander Tom Power will be taking over CBC Q from current host Shad, I bring you my Q find for the week.

A successful hosting change over + and new music = success this week.


2. Instagram – @nakedwithanxiety

This is quite possibly my new favourite Instagram account. Danielle brings all us worriers cute sketches, words of anxiety-free wisdom, and works with the motto “I help worriers become warriors”. Give her account a little look-see the next time you’re stressing.

3. Stickers! 

I’ve been hanging out with a lot of small children in the past weeks, and stickers are now attached to just about everything I own, and all of my friends who have come into contact with me. But to up your sticker game, check out these gems from RedBubble. Even if you don’t have wanderlust, you can always pretend to justify a sticker binge.

4. Choir Nerd Moments

The always amazing Canadian Chamber Choir sang in my small town this week. Comprised of singers and conductors from all across Canada, they perform Canadian music in a different province every summer. My favourite piece of the night was Tabula Rasa, by Don MacDonald. Tabula rasa – meaning blank slate – comes up often in my philosophy classes. Nothing improves my week more than combining my two loves. Listen here to the U.B.C. Singers.



5. Fish Sauce Goes International

This article from CBC about a Halifax professor whose interest in fish sauce and decreasing infant mortality rates led to a surprisingly simple breakthrough. Local science meets international solutions. Yay for Nova Scotia success stories.

What are some of your end of summer blues solutions?

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Mumford and Sons with Baaba Maal, Tabula Rasa (choral and philosophical), instagram accounts for the anxious, and more, on the Dialup at


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