Monthly Archives: September 2012

Adventures in a Winnebago

My dad one of those people who is always involved in some kind of antics. This means that none of us (Grandma Rose, Grandma Murphy, Mom, Meg, Bub, T, or I) were particularly surprised when he suggested driving a Winnebago from … Continue reading

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My last night at trivia

It goes by many names: Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, Quizzo, Tuesday. Team names are too varied to list, but I’ll tell you some of my favo(u)rites: My Lemon Shake Up Brings All The Boys To the Yard, Honey … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Exam Advice, Part 4: Writing Answers

You can probably figure out how to compose your written answers based on feedback from your exam committee, but in case you don’t get any, my suggestions to you follow this Disclaimer: All I did was talk to everyone I … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Exam Advice, Part 3: Studying

There are many paths to Truth and Happiness, but I’m only going to tell you about the part I have photos for. My supervisor for my second exam suggested making a flow chart of ideas, themes, and concepts from my … Continue reading

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“The Rebel Sell”

Back at McGill, we read The Rebel Sell: Why the Culture Can’t be Jammed by Joseph Heath and Andrew Potter. One of them even came to talk to our class. (I think it was Andrew Potter, but all of my … Continue reading

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Good Ol’ youTube

Sometimes it seems like the internet was made for procrastinating. There are some great linguistic-themed song and song mishaps out there. Here are some favo(u)rites: – Flight of the Conchords does a lovely French-ish “Foux da fa fa” – My … Continue reading

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O Florida

Referred to by residents as “America’s Wang,” my time in Florida surpassed every expectation I had of it. Elsewhere, my good friend Emerly has written about her summer living in Florida and provided eloquent commentary on the shortage of sidewalks … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Food Deserts by Elizabeth Murphy

Introduction Food deserts are a major issue in the United States today. The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act defines a food desert as an “area in the United States with limited access to affordable and nutritious food, particularly such an … Continue reading

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