Category Archives: Procrastination

Dissertation Arithmetic, or 56hrs/wk

As the semester begins graduate students, like the undergraduates, get back to work. The difference is the grad students probably didn’t take much of a break from working during the week universities close between fall and winter semesters. This is … Continue reading

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In Defence of the Unhyphenated Canadian

At the beginning of October the Globe and Mail ran a special on the state of multiculturalism in Canada. Being a Toronto based newspaper, the stories had an urban bias and spoke more to the anxieties of the city which … Continue reading

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Not even remotely related to anything academic.

So I’ve been on a huge Kasabian kick for about 6 months. Their new album “West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum” is brilliant, I can’t stop listening to it, and this video to the track Underdog is fan-freaking-tastic! Enjoy. Now back … Continue reading

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Reading Break!

It is a 3 book kind of day.  This requires copious amounts of Silvertip Earl Grey tea, breaks only between books, and loud music.  I found this on my break between book 1 and book 2.  I should probably get … Continue reading

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The fine art of gutting…a book

One of first classes I went to as a graduate student was a Canadian historiography course. After the requisite introductions and review of the syllabus, course expectations, etc., the professor looked at us as explained he was going to teach … Continue reading

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