Monthly Archives: November 2012

Movember appears to be a big deal in Canada

La Scie Illustree, 9 March 1866 Archival research teaches us this may have always been so. Fascinating creatures, those Canadians. Advertisements

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Chicago Humanities Festival Baskes Seminar

I found out about this event through one of the fifty shades of list-servs that I am on. Luckily, the timing and geographic proximity worked out and I was able to attend a really neat seminar with Kevin Boyle that … Continue reading

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American Thanksgiving?

It strikes me as rather curious that we have a Feast Day of Gorging Oneself in the United States. Wait, did I say “rather curious?” I meant “completely appropriate.” Strive for cultural sensitivity in your paper bag costumes, kids, and … Continue reading

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Toon-town Part 2

I always wanted to be a pirate on the River Saskatchewan, and attending the 2012 Policy Sciences Institute Annual Meeting in Saskatoon gave me the opportunity to do just that.

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Everything I need to know, I learned from the 2012 Policy Sciences Institute

Shout out (again!) to Andrew Lee for telling me about this opportunity. Here’s my letter thanking the Institute for an enjoyable and engaging conference. And, hey, Saskatoon! I would like to thank the Policy Sciences Institute for funding my travel … Continue reading

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Toon-town Part 1

In October 2012, I attended the Policy Sciences Institute Annual Meeting. This post is not about that. This post is about comic book stores and other stuff I saw in Saskatoon. But the next post will be about the meeting! … Continue reading

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Extended Ball Pit Metaphor

I have this (possibly untrue) memory of being really small (maybe in kindergarten) and going somewhere absolutely terrifying that had a ball pit. It probably Chuck E Cheese’s, the anthropomorphic rat’s castle where birthday parties are held in America-land, and … Continue reading

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*cry cry cry*

On the one hand, bad college or university classes are such a First World Problem. Was there a lot of written work? Did you have to think really hard some times? Were you too literate and not starving to enjoy … Continue reading

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Rain, rain, round two

While I was working on a graphic novel adaptation of my dissertation in Sitka, some rain came from the rainforest and through the roof and leaked onto the pages I had completed. Instead of crying, I told everybody it was … Continue reading

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