Monthly Archives: March 2014

“Canada-US Border” lecture digitized by a Luddite

For all that you are reading this on my blog, I can be reluctant to learn new digital things, which is why it took me about four days to upload this lecture. (And my personal desktop background appears at the beginning … Continue reading

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Chicago Map Society Meeting Notes

A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune to present one of my dissertation chapters to the Chicago Map Society at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Jim was kind enough to point out in his introduction that, although I … Continue reading

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To SoCal, with questions

Dear Southern California, Maybe it’s me. I’m from Chicago, and it snowed twice there last week, so maybe the problem is that I just don’t get you or your weather patterns (by which I mean “total lack of weather”). Before … Continue reading

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Booze!

Somebody asked a question over on Reddit about Prohibition, so I thought I’d share three booze-y images and links that I’ve come across lately. — Those Canadians had our back during Prohibition (1920-1933 in the United States). “The 3 mile limit” … Continue reading

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Swipes File #29: le visage de la France

Without further ado, here’s Charles de Gaulle as France: Charles de Gaulle, not France Louis Mitelberg – Charles de Gaulle carte – 1962 John Collins – New Map of France – 1958 France, not to be confused with Charles de Gaulle UPDATE: … Continue reading

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Fighting Ignorance, one bumper sticker at a time

The original post was at the “Canada Higher Education and Career News” blog on October 17, 2011, but it seems to have gone all 404 Not Found, so I’m posting a copy here. This is a tale of bumper stickers, band … Continue reading

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Swipes File #28: More like Winterns, amiright?

In 2011, Ross Perlin wrote a book, Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy. I’ve only read the chapter available for free on-line (sorry, Ross), but my friend EZH mentioned really appreciating the … Continue reading

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Coastal Diss-patch

The most recent issue of The Leveller included an article that Kelly Black and I wrote: “Coastal Diss-Patch: Graduate students work and learn far from campus.” Full text of our original submission is available over at the CanStud blog.

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North American* Code-Switching

Originally posted on CanStud:
People from Canada and the United States have a lot in common.  Some subtle differences, however, make it difficult to lead a life with one foot in each country.  The most noticeable differences may be spelling…

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Now with tags!

Recently, I decided to join this century and add tags to all of my archived posts. (Clearly, I am supposed to be marking essays.) If you look to the right (and scroll down a bit), you can find some of … Continue reading

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