Monthly Archives: February 2012

Woohoo, Phase II

I’m on a small but exciting publishing streak this week! Publication the Second on my research of Canadian visual culture recently appeared in the Canadian Encyclopedia. Free advice: if you want to add a submission on a topic, contact the … Continue reading

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Blast From The Past Vol. 2

A while back, I posted about my brief foray into the wonderful world of architecture. While preparing my All New, Improved, & Crunchier class for the IMSA Intersession program, I had reason to venture down into the towering black filing … Continue reading

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Woohoo!

The Canadian Journal of Law & Society recently published a book review that I wrote, “Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography (review).” I am pretty stoked! (I hope that you have institutional access, but if not, shoot me an email and … Continue reading

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Open Letter to “Good Housekeeping”

Seriously, I am confused. First of all, I don’t know who is sending this magazine to our house, though I have my suspicions. Secondly, I have to ask: how can you have articles about being happy, having fun, loving yourself … Continue reading

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Don’t get back in the kitchen!

Over coffee with one of my academically-inclined friends recently, we wound up comparing notes on advice that professors had given to us. She said that one of her professors told her not to be the “baking lady” or “mom” who … Continue reading

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Hot & Cold

It’s more or less definitely (finally) winter here in the (more or less definitely) midwestern United States. Some people who live in my house have a mom who keeps the thermostat at 75F (that’s like 4 meters) and still gives … Continue reading

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Adventures in Las Vegas

Really, my favo(u)rite part was when 8 adults got into a car with 5 seats (and an equal number of seat belts) for the drive to Red Rock Canyon. Obligatory vacation photos: Feel obliged.

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Sticker shock

Today I’d like to share an anecdote about grading (US) / marking (Canada). Apparently this is a hot enough item to warrant its own, fairly lengthy, wikipedia post. Once upon a time, in my first year of university (freshman year … Continue reading

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Lies, lies, and more lies

Since approximately the 1970s, there have been cats living in a Cat Sanctuary (or colony) on Parliament Hill in Ottawa (which is the capital of Canada). I am not making this up. When my sisters came to visit me over … Continue reading

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