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“I just have to ask…”

Three of the best / my favo(u)rite questions that I have been asked about Canada (since, ya know, I have a BA, MA, and am ABD in the doctoral program in Canadian Studies) are as follows: (1) “Do they have … 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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Improve your writing with this one weird tip

Just kidding, it’s more like forty tips, and it won’t apply to all pieces of writing or even all writers equally, but here’s a list of writing tips and suggestions that I compiled for the Canadian Studies course for which … 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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Live like you’re retired

You can always live like you’re dying, but I’d rather live like I’m retired – hang out with laid back retired people, garden, volunteer, be rad, make up my own schedule, work on things that I think are important, travel, … Continue reading

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“I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.”

Over the years (and years and years) that I have been in school or working on writing projects in various capacities, I have accumulated a great deal of mad awesome tips for writing a cohesive and compelling argument.  Feel free … Continue reading

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“Reach for the sky!”

It can be very easy to complain, whine, gripe, lament, bemoan, or generally be negative.  It can be tricky to be complimentary, grateful, happy, pleasant, pleased, amused, entertained, or generally laughing all the time.  However, I think the trickier pursuit … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, be happy, ad nauseam [sick]

Here’s a smattering of inspirational material, in case you are feeling gloomy and in need of an Ark this spring (in my hemisphere, at least).  If your Billy the Big Mouth Bass has failed you, try some of these: – Neil … Continue reading

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“The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.”

It is important to be aware of how your work could be interpreted by people who aren’t, say, the six professors you are working with on your comprehensive / qualifying exams and your dissertation, but it is also good to … Continue reading

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