Thursday, April 14, 2005


One of my favourite gazettes - simultaneously frivolous and serious - was presented by Cyrano de Bergerac to Roxanne, shortly before he dies. Mine aren't beautiful and clever like that, but I love writing them because they encourage me to think differently about what I have accomplished and what still needs to be done.


My days are spent wrapping up all my teaching obligations. Papers to mark. Final grades to submit.

The decision has been made to take the summer off from university and return to defend my dissertation in the fall when I have funding. A little surprising is how this delay comes with solid benefits.

In the meantime I'm looking for summer employment. Consulting work. Baking bagels. Whatever. Rent is due.

I've also begun applying for post-PhD academic positions. With dual UK & Canadian citizenship, some places look better than others.

I've got a couple of trips to Montreal, and trips to Boston and New York City planned over the next few months. With any sort of luck, I'll get back to London as well.

Otherwise, I'm looking forward to reading more novels and wearing sandals and writing about other things and crafting and sunshine and friends and warmth and barbeques and moving my body more.

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