Monthly Archives: September 2011

Canadian Studies & T.H.B. Symons: A Friendship to the End, or “Who’s Afraid of Canadian Studies?”

Once upon a time, in November 2009, I wrote this comparative article review for a course I took with one Professor Peter Hodgins of the Carleton University School of Canadian Studies. It was oh-so-long-ago, during my MA coursework, but I … Continue reading

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It should be “Four Wooden Crosses”

Country music is one of my favo(u)rite genres because it consists almost exclusively of ridiculous stories set to some form of music. One of the main side effects of listening to Wixi 100.3 in the middle of Illinois is boughts … Continue reading

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Learning is free for all! (With many caveats.)

I mentioned before how I am a pretty big fan of free on-line journals like AmeriQuests and World History Connected. It’s great that anybody with an Internet connection or a library and the ability to read (in English, mostly, but … Continue reading

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Images of Indigeneity

There are several great sources, including this excellent blog post, about the some of the implications of implicit assumptions that typically drawn from popular culture images of Indigeneity.  This is a topic I will return to, in part because I have … Continue reading

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The last time I logged in to MySpace was 2009

I have a Twitter account, two Snapfish accounts, MSN, AIM, and three gmail accounts. I’m a hotmail member (tehe). I’m on LinkedIn, Reddit, and tumblr. I update my Facebook page prolifically. I have bank accounts in a few different countries, … Continue reading

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Go read this article.

Do it. Do it now! It is completely fascinating. But don’t forget to read something else, too…

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Guest Post: Communication is the Key to a Good Life

On the internet I can watch anything, talk to anyone, and write anything. Youtube, Hulu, and other sites allow me to watch shows that I miss on TV or discover new shows to watch. Facebook, twitter, and tumblr allow me … Continue reading

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“What do they do in there? Play hide and seek?” – Mayor Daley

Way back when, I spent a year in the Morgan Park High School International Language & Career Academy, an after-school program focused on architecture. In total, I think I’ve been on the Chicago Architecture Foundation boat tour 9,000 times. During the summer … Continue reading

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If it has my name on it, does that mean I wrote it?

As I was sifting through some old papers the other day (a habit I encourage for my fellow pack rats after being an assistant to the almost-at-the-two-year-mark process of going through my grandmother’s collection of notebooks, photographs, and sundry yellowing … Continue reading

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Famous Last Words #2: Electric Boogaloo – Special Holiday Edition

It was a sunny, beautiful Labo(u)r Day weekend in northern Indiana. I awoke from a pleasantly fitful sleep on a futon in the middle of a construction project at the rather late hour of 7 am and wandered outside to … Continue reading

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