Monthly Archives: May 2011

Double Rainbow

Yes, yes, I’m a bit late to the Internet-meme party, but I came across this gem in Getting to Know Hawaii by Barnett D. Laschever  (1959) and had to share: “The rainbows arch from peak to peak.  Sometimes one rainbow goes one way … Continue reading

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Life’s funny like that…

There is a huge, precariously balanced peace lily on an antique wooden ash tray stand in our white carpeted living room. Rather, there was a huge, precariously balanced peace lily on an antique wooden ash tray stand in our white … Continue reading

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Pierre Elliot Trudeau: Running the Show like Willy Wonka, or a Colo(u)rful Diversion like a Munchkin?

For the core seminar in the PhD program in Canadian Studies, we composed brief discussion papers based on the course readings for the month.  This is my March 2011 paper on the late, possibly great, Pierre Elliot Trudeau. [Like Willy Wonka, Trudeau … Continue reading

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Live like you’re retired

You can always live like you’re dying, but I’d rather live like I’m retired – hang out with laid back retired people, garden, volunteer, be rad, make up my own schedule, work on things that I think are important, travel, … Continue reading

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Canada: A Land of the Greatest Superlatives EVER!

“Blondin Outdone” in Punch, or the London Charivari, October 8, 1859. For the core seminar in the PhD program in Canadian Studies, we composed brief discussion papers based on the course readings for the month.  This is the my February 2011 paper … Continue reading

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I don’t want to get a Z(ed) minus!

Sometimes I really don’t know what a thesis statement is, but my attempts often consist of some pretty great pictures. I recently wrote a paper about Santa Claus, which is one of the many reasons that  I love my interdisciplinary … Continue reading

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“The stillness is the time before the change.” – Elizabeth Hay

For the core seminar in the PhD program in Canadian Studies, we composed brief discussion papers based on the course readings for the month.  This the second part of two from my December 2010 paper on environmental assessment, Indigenous Knowledge, Aboriginal … Continue reading

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“To have felt snow and ice forever, and nothing forever but ice and snow…” – Elizabeth Hay

For the core seminar in the PhD program in Canadian Studies, we composed brief discussion papers based on the course readings for the month.  This the first part of two from my December 2010 paper on environmental assessment, Indigenous Knowledge, Aboriginal … Continue reading

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Collaborative writing rocks

December 2010 was a very interesting month for discussion paper writing in the Canadian Studies PhD core seminar, and not only because we listened to excerpts from Glenn Gould‘s “Idea of North.”  Some of us from the program got together … Continue reading

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Those who teach must never cease to tabulate

According to the Internet, which can be a wide and wonderful place–which is not to ignore its potential to be a terrifying place and mega-time sink–the last touch typewriters went out of production a few weeks ago with the closure … Continue reading

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