Leaving On A Jet Plane

It’s difficult to believe, but the last time I boarded a shiny metal lawn dart was back in the old-timey days of early May. In fact, it has officially been forty days since I hurtled through the air travelling from somewhere to somewhere. It probably comes as no surprise that this is making me somewhat…

Sabbatical

In slightly more than 80 days I will begin my first sabbatical since becoming a faculty member in the School of Computer Science. To say that I’m excited would be an understatement.

If Your Friends Jumped Off A Bridge…

If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you? I could almost hear my mom saying this to me when Nic first informed me that we were only about an hour away from a potential experience of the bungee kind. Traditionally meant to make one rethink their follow-the-pack mentality, in my case, the memory of my…

Mostly May But Partially April

Last Friday I thought it was Saturday, and then Saturday I thought it was Sunday. When Sunday finally rolled around, I felt that I was playing hooky from work because it was a beautiful day and I opted to spend it soaking up all the sunshiny rays I could whilst enjoying a delicious caesar or two on…

The Days Are Just Packed

Tuesday marked the 8 year anniversary of the day that I defended my PhD in Statistics. In case you were wondering, I did, in fact, celebrate the occasion with a wee dram of scotch.

I Miss My Breakfast Doughnut

And just like that my adventure to New York City with Steph and Gerarda has come to an end. After a weekend of eating all the things, and drinking all the drinks, I’m back home in Guelph going through some serious 15th friendiversary withdrawal.

I Will Have All The Doughnuts, Please

We arrived in New York City Friday afternoon, following a slight delay in our flight. Despite the later arrival, grey skies, and a bit of drizzle, we were pretty excited to be back in New York City to celebrate 15 years of nerding out together.

49% Home

I have officially been back in Guelph for 19 consecutive days. Despite the fact that my wanderlust has me feeling like I’ve been home much longer than this, the reality is that it’s not the longest span of time that I’ve spent in Guelph this year.

Some Time To Breathe

  After several weeks (months?) of travel, I’m actually back in Guelph for more than a few days. I returned via my 13th-of-the-year shiny metal lawn dart a week ago today after having ventured to Hanover, New Hampshire, and Boston, Massachusetts.

In The Middle Of A Big Land

As mentioned in my previous post, Nic and I arrived in Iqaluit on Monday to take part in a two-day workshop on community-based monitoring programs. The goal of the workshop was to discuss the various and proposed programs in remote communities across the Circumpolar North so that we could share ideas, build networks, and identify where…

Hello Iqaluit

Early this morning, Nic and I said our goodbyes to Rick, Robbie, and Gemma – our hosts for the last two nights – as we began the second leg of our adventure that would take us from Ottawa to Iqaluit, Nunavut. While the trip through Ottawa was short, it gave us the opportunity to spend…

I Found The Mothership

In two days I will board my 8th shiny metal lawn dart of the year on my way through Ottawa to Iqaluit with Nic (whom you might remember as the guy who wore the T-rex research onesie on our trip to Rigolet last year). We’re heading north to meet with colleagues to chat about community-based monitoring…

Someone Has To Be Tribute

This, apparently, is the time of year when the pace of my travel adventure begins to pick up speed. Yes, I just returned from a trip to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t already have the next two of five planned adventures booked.

The Great Escape

After having our Wednesday morning flights cancelled, Nic, Jason, and I found ourselves stuck in Happy Valley-Goose Bay at the whims of Mother Nature. Given the snow that fell overnight, and the snow that continued to fall throughout the day on Wednesday, we weren’t really complaining. We were safe and warm and comfortable inside, and…