If you’re the kind of person who can go the distance and you like the long long haul, you’ll want to do a PhD. Take me, for instance, I thought I wanted to do a PhD, so I did it. But the haul is turning out to be much much longer than I’d bargained for.
Don’t forget Meli-Melo Haitian food on Jarry, two blocks east of the Jarry metro. All the taxi drivers go there so it must be good. Or The Pushap, on Pare and Mountain Sights (near Decarie). Le Coin G is a beautiful little french bistro a block from my house (it is on St. Dominique and… Read More Yes to Montreal 2! (Speaking of Food)
This type of work is good where it can be had. I worked 12 TA positions during my 40 months at McGill. I was also a fully funded PhD student for three years.
Today I said yes to Montreal by wandering around Parc Ex and Mount Royal psychogeographically. I hit the bricks, pounded the pavement for about two hours, came home and had a lunch of two grilled cheese sandwiches and a cup of coffee, then headed straight back out to chase down a job lead from the… Read More Yes To Montreal 1!
Just to toot our own horn one more time, here’s why I love Montreal, and why you should really seriously consider moving here, especially if you get accepted at McGill.
80 nos so far. How many more will it take before I get a yes? I have been searching for a job for a year, since April 2010 when I first turned in my dissertation. It took eight months more before I got to defend that disseration (successfully!). My plan had been to get started… Read More No
Sea-Tac airport, post AAG annual meeting (Association of American Geographers), waiting for the redeye to suck me into the sky, take me safely home to Montreal, my two cats, my lovely future wife, my life. During the AAG conference here in Seattle I made a breakthrough. I got an interview, and I learned the value… Read More Seattle
The struggle is over. I floated down the mountain powder on my snowboard front edge to back edge to front edge. It was working. I finally got the hang of snowboarding. All that work in January and February learning the techniques paid off in one single spectucular day in Fernie. I’m here for a conference… Read More Snowboarding V: Fernie
My third full day of snowboarding was almost as exhausting as my first. I got my second lesson, which will probably take me all the way to becoming a ‘real’ snowboarder, one who can make turns. The day after my second lesson and my third real day of snowboarding, I felt broken. I felt like… Read More Snowboarding IV
St. Bruno has a nice mountain. I went there today for my second real day of snowboarding. Day 2 was much much better than day 1. By the end of this day (2) I was actually relaxing a bit, enjoying the scenery and not fighting the hill so much. So it is really worth it… Read More Snowboarding III