Ok, this is weird, or at least incoherent. I am the one who shared her annoyance caused by the people talking in the library quiet zones, and now I am preparing for my comps at the pub?! Well, let me clarify that I am not doing all the preparation for my comps at the pub—that would… Read More Preparing for the comps (also) at the pub
Last week I was talking to a fellow graduate student. This particular graduate student and I do not meet very often. Yet we share the bonds and camaraderie of ones going through their PhD programs. During the conversation we both realized that we do not know too many details of one-another’s lives, yet we could… Read More Reflections. And then some.
The human potential is simply remarkable. When human go against each other they can create things like war. They can create the terrible circumstances that were the subjects of a few posts last week. But when humans work together, they can create wonders. At the Macdonald Campus, we created something of a small wonder this… Read More The wonders that humans are capable of
Why would you voluntarily commit to a project in which you have to make yourself sit with the computer for longer than you anyway do? Why would you write for the blog, as if you don’t do enough writing while trying to churn out a doctoral dissertation. And you don’t even get paid (when did… Read More Why Do I Write This Blog?
There is something contagious about the frenzy that is “back to school.” And when I say contagious, I mean it in a germy, plague-like, I-don’t-know-where-I-caught-it kind of way. It’s frantic and stressful and every year it manages to derail the carefully planned timeline I have for progressing through my program. I should clarify that for… Read More On liminality… and what feels like the longest rite of passage. Ever.
It started when I was in grade 3. Me and my friend Robbie used to go straight home after school and the first thing we did when we got to Robbie’s house was go to his room and get out the National Geographic Atlas of the World. Robbie lived close to ET Kenney school in… Read More Why I chose to do my doctoral work in geography