Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Subject Line is in No Way Misleading

When your family goes on vacation to visit someone half way around the world where internet access is spotty at best, computers fill with ants on a semi-regular basis (perhaps due to literal cookies), and the journey involves more than … Continue reading

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Not saying John Collins is lazy…

Just saying there are some redundancies in his cartoons. (It’s not his fault — he probably didn’t foresee the digitization of his complete body of work in a format that permitted tagging and really, really easy searches.) Happy Boxing Day, … Continue reading

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What Can I Do With A PhD in Canadian Studies?

Googling that phrase didn’t bring up anything useful, so I thought “aha, what a great title for a post!” followed immediately by a very reluctant “I guess that post should have some content… which I should probably generate… nuts.” When … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup: A Part of Our Shared Heritage

Perhaps it’s just a coincidence that the National Archives of the United States chose to feature this photo as part of the “Today’s Document” series: “Resident of Roxbury, Vermont, draws off the finished syrup from a homemade evaporator,” 1974 photo … Continue reading

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Remember that time I lived in DC?

If you’re like me, probably only barely. Here are some photos from adventure time in DC with SS! (Posting them here because I’m on a self-imposed ban from Facebook: home of micro-agressions that stress me out too much during the … Continue reading

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Swipes File #18: Mirror Mirror

The Comics Journal had an interesting feature called the “swipes file” where they showed two comics or cartoons by different creators with very similar formatting. In that spirit, I offer a series of mash-ups (or possibly swipes) on similar topics … Continue reading

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The Complete Story of Procrastination

“Procrastination” is such a dirty word – let’s call this instead “mental health work.” Sometimes, as part of my ongoing mental health work, I take a tiny break by reading things that (in theory) are really not related to my … Continue reading

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Swimming snapshots

  Today’s post brought to you by the spirit of a long-ago summer. Or by summer in Australia (Hi, Heather). When I read “Sunny Snaps: Commercial Photography at the Water’s Edge” by Colin Harding in Art and Identity at the … Continue reading

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Strolling to the studio

On my way to the recording studio to meet Dan-Daniel & friends (of Soundtrack to Sleep future-fame — hooray for screaming back up vocalists), I came across some more Canadiana in Washington, DC: Managed to stumble into the cutest resale … Continue reading

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Swipes File #17: I’m pointing at YOU!

The Comics Journal had an interesting feature called the “swipes file” where they showed two comics or cartoons by different creators with very similar formatting. In that spirit, I offer a series of mash-ups (or possibly swipes) on similar topics … Continue reading

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