Author Archives: Amanda Murphyao

Baby & Kid & Person Gifts – Part 3

Since quite a few people have asked me about baby / kid toys, I’m sharing some of the gifts that I like to give. This is Part 3 in a series. For second birthdays, I assembled some craft boxes with the … Continue reading

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Baby & Kid & Person Gifts – Part 2

Since quite a few people have asked me about baby / kid toys, I’m sharing some of the gifts that I like to give. This is Part 2 in a series. For Baby’s First December-fests, I like to give out the … Continue reading

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Baby & Kid & Person Gifts – Part 1

Once upon a time, when I was an impressionable young undergraduate student at McGill University, our philosophy of feminism professor told us a story about buying gifts for two young relatives, a sister and brother. She said that at first … Continue reading

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California Map Society & Stanford Lecture Series Notes

After a series of hilarious incidents during which I ate half of someone else’s grilled cheese and ice cream sundae, then couldn’t find the campus shuttle due to a failure to read maps correctly… I wound up at the California Map … Continue reading

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It’s 2017…

Here is a letter that I sent to Current Catalog about diversity in capitalism. (No word back yet, despite an alleged 48-hour reply time… But I can wait!) — To: Current Order Processing Center, Colorado Springs, CO 80941-0001 Sent: 3 April 2017 … Continue reading

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Nunavut!

I’m working on a publication about Nunavut derived from the Nunavut case study in my dissertation and thought I’d share this mash-up of invented Nunavut names… Merle Tingley (Ting), London Free Press Montreal Daily Star, 1928

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Finding the way…

Peter Radacina. Vancouver Sun. Aislin. “Northwest Territories to Be Divided in Two.” Montreal Gazette. 1987. Alootook Ipellie. ~ Happy Birthday, Nunavut.

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Cartoon of Quebec’s Little Boy

Duncan Macpherson for the Toronto Star, in Behind the Jester’s Mask: Canadian editorial cartoons about dominant and minority groups 1960-1979 by Raymond N. Morris (page 68) “Madame Quebec’s Wild Boy,” Grip, 12 August 1882, in A Caricature History of Canadian Politics, Volume 2 by John Wilson … Continue reading

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Hand Maps

Today, let’s look at some hand(y) maps! Michigan might have the best known hand map (at least for Midwesterners!). But attentive readers will know that Alaska has a hand map, too! Here are some other gems… Map glove from 1851. (Via … Continue reading

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Quebed

“Turn out the lights and go to sleep Lucien, you can catch the mouse in the morning…” by John Larter, Calgary Sun, 2 March 1996 “Nine Premiers Consult on How to Woo Quebec,” by Serge Chapleau, 1997 Graeme MacKay, Hamilton Spectator, 5 … Continue reading

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