Monthly Archives: April 2012

Newark 2012

My dad and I are sort of famous for napping through things (like movies, small fires, class but only that one time, etc.). True to my genetic disposition, when I get on a plane, I usually fall asleep and wake … Continue reading

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NYC 2012

I had a great time at the Association of American Geographers conference in New York City. There were about 8,500 people at the conference, but I was the only one in a Santa hat, which landed me two job offers … Continue reading

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Litigious much?

Don’t get me wrong — I find spite to be an incredibly motivational force. This is perhaps best exemplified by the time I got in an Internet fight in a  Globe & Mail comment thread. When the person I was … Continue reading

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As Roz says, “I’m watching you, Wazowski.”

I’m reading The Dark Side of the Nation (2000) by Himani Bannerji for my second doctoral exam, hence all the citing. She writes: […] [The Mike Harris government in] Ontario has established a “hotline” to prompt us to report anonymously … Continue reading

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Gambling, harassment, and other campus issues

In addition to issues like harassment and gambling on campus, there are numerous concerns about sexual assault. Let’s all keep in mind the best advice on that issue — which is: “Don’t rape anyone ever” — and have a look … Continue reading

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Lesson yet to be learned

A few weeks ago at the Association of American Geographers, I sent a form letter to my representatives in DC (with a personal change that I’m sure you’ll notice): February 25, 2012 Dear Representative Johnson, Senator Durbin, Senator Kirk, The … Continue reading

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Lesson learned?

Once upon a time, one of my sisters — let’s call her Puddin’ Head for the sake of privacy — had to write a paper for her English class. She found the assignment confusing, and so, ever the expert procrastinator, she … Continue reading

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In the words of Dave Barry, I am not making this up.

This will be a brief foray into a dialogic display of images. I invite you to draw your own conclusions based on these drawings, keeping in mind that someone else could arrange them differently or provide other, contrasting examples. Perhaps … Continue reading

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