The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Voices

Nostalgia, defined, means “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.”

My most recent experience of such a feeling started about 75 steps to the right of my mom’s front porch. There lies a narrow foot path with a gate at the end.

The neighbourhood of Inglewood-Ramsay has recently seen a boom of microbreweries.
On Aug. 15, 2012, Pardeep Singh Kaleka and his children were getting ready to leave for the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis.

On this particular day, Kaleka was running late.

It was just a regular shift for Andreena Hill, a server in Calgary. Yet this ‘regular’ shift consisted of continual sexual harassment from her male manager. For months, Hill’s manager messaged her daily, pressuring her to sleep with him. Hill felt powerless because he would threaten to fire her if she didn’t comply.