I already got the best Christmas present ever, from McGill University.  And I have a loving group of people here in Montreal I get to spend the holidays with.  There are presents under the tree, and the future is bright.


I had wanted to finish by 40.  I missed it by two weeks and a bit, the discrepancy between my birthday and the day I defended my PhD. So I am 41, which is just the number of times four seasons have passed in my life.  It is now winter and I’ve been living in… Read More 41