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Kaitlyn's byline photoAbout Tasha:

My name is Tasha Guenther. I currently live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada while I finish my PhD in Cultural Studies with a concentration in digital culture at McMaster University. I enjoy writing children's lit. short stories and non-fiction pieces.

I am interested in blogging for it gives me space to write about a range of topics, personal and otherwise. I love to spend time with people in cozy spots, so I find the time in those places, with those people, to write thoughts and ideas out about upcoming projects and posts for the sites. While loving research, reading, and writing, what I have appreciated most about the blog has been its opening up space for me to think differently. And it doesn't hurt that a craft or two can come out of this sort of writing process!

I read and write a lot, but I still find time for and really appreciate long conversations with close friends, working on creative projects (ones I do or do not share), and taking photos of my cats. Learn more about me here or connect with me on my InstagramTwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

 


An Afternoon in Toronto
POSTED ON October 29, 2018 BY TASHA

tasha fall profile

Living in Hamilton, I am far enough away from the nation's most popular city to feel no spectacular affinity with it. Nevertheless, I am close enough to visit often. Short moments in Toronto are what I enjoy the most. I chose not to pursue my Ph.D. at the University of Toronto because living full-time in a large city was not [...]
 

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Mars, the Moons, and #Mems
POSTED ON October 22, 2018 BY TASHA

tasha fall profile

For me, the month of October is a favorite. This time of year, however, is a fave for a lot of people, as social media informs me. There are a lot of memories built during this time of the year, and I wanted to share some of mine. The cold weather in Alberta, Canada meant that if Kaitlyn and I wanted to do any serious trick-or-treating [...]
 

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Crater Lake
POSTED ON October 15, 2018 BY TASHA

crater lake

I was going through my computer the other day, cleaning it out, and organizing files in preparation for getting back into some academic reading next month, and I found some old photos from a volcano lake, called Crater Lake. To the Klamath people [...]
 

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Fall Favs
POSTED ON October 10, 2018 BY TASHA

fall pumpkins

Time flies around us, not us through it: sometimes, I find it quite difficult to ground myself in my own environment or space. My mind is constantly wandering, I am always daydreaming, and the state of being distracted is very familiar to me [...]
 

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"Everything I Am Inside" Essay
POSTED ON September 20, 2018 BY TASHA

Strawberry Moon Night

I’ve had a difficult year, and it’s not something I really wanted to talk about or write about. Nonetheless, the consistent stream of self-love rhetoric that I see on social media has served as a convincing juxtaposition to my current situation and is causing me to rethink my own participation in [...]

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A Creative Process
POSTED ON September 10, 2018 BY TASHA

Creative Process

Whether it’s writing or painting or sculpting or crafting or making, creativity takes time, care, and patience (especially with yourself). I have projects, thoughts, and ideas “sitting still” in notebooks, sketchbooks, Word documents, iPhone notes, and literally on my floor [...]

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Botanical Gardens
POSTED ON September 6, 2018 BY TASHA

Botanical Gardens

Summer in Canada flew by. In my head, it is still late-May, and I am thinking about all the wonderful reading I am going to do. But alas, time flies whether or not you're having fun, and the flowers are still blooming where I am. I have been thinking a lot about keeping myself busy with activities that […]

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Strawberry Moon
POSTED ON August 29, 2018 BY TASHA

Strawberry Moon Night

In my "earlier" years, I was very into dolphins, mermaids, and the moon. Mom and Dad convinced me that the painting of the mermaid hanging in my childhood bedroom was me, and I whole-heartedly believed them. My room was the brightest blue. I somehow owned a lava lamp shaped like a […]

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