In a few short days I’ll be boarding my flight to Vancouver – my first flight since returning from New York in March1. You might say I’m a wee bit excited.Read more "Vancouver Bound"
Several months ago I was sitting in my office trying to get some work done in the few moments I had between meeting with students, meeting with community partners, prepping for class, or filling in the seemingly endless pablum that is administrative forms. I was tired – exhausted to be honest. I’m pretty sure it was mid-semester, […]Read more "All The Feels"
For those who have been keeping track, you’ll know that I’ve been a faculty member in the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph since January of 2011. What you might not know is that my position was a 5 year contractually limited position with an expiry date of December 31, 2015.Read more "Regularized"
Dear Universe – please don’t take the title of this post as some sort of challenge. K, thanks, bye.Read more "I’m Not Dead"
It’s now been 13 full days since I returned home from Nepal. Since then I’ve managed to organize my semester (I hope), give a talk, submit a couple of papers, adjudicate a grant, begin lecturing the three courses I’m teaching, and organize the students who foolishly decided they wanted to work with me this semester1. Also, I […]Read more "Because My Health Demands Adventure"
When Rick and I first decided that we’d be heading to Nepal for Christmas, I know I had no idea what I was getting myself into. The fact that we were trekking to Everest base camp was this weird surreal thing that came seemingly without reference. As the trek inched ever closer, I won’t lie, I […]Read more "Because Nepal Eco Adventures"
I’m currently sitting at the Local pub in Terminal F of the Philadelphia International Airport. Technically I should have arrived in Toronto about 90 minutes ago, but every now and then plans don’t work the way one wants them to.Read more "Because Delays"