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"
If I return home with an extra 50lbs, I won’t be surprised. And I’m not talking souvenirs, because I don’t usually buy too many things while I’m travelling. The odd time I’ll pick up some artwork or a fridge magnet or possibly some coffee deliciousness (or maybe duty free), but it’s always limited in size […]Read more "Because Stuffed"
Rick and I are still enjoying the comforts of our fancy-pants hotel in Kathmandu. We’ve just finished eating breakfast in bed (because fancy-pants hotel), and are contemplating venturing out to wander the streets of the Thamel district to get some delicious coffee from Himalayan Java. It’s a rough life, but someone has to live it.Read more "Because 2015 Is The New 2014"
Between snuggling with the wee fuzzball, chores, and making a vat of pasta so large that it’s sure to feed me for the rest of the week, today has been rather relaxed. In fact, the only thing on my list of things to accomplish was to venture over to the mall to purchase a shiny new pair of Merrill […]Read more "Because Shiny"
I realize that autumn doesn’t officially begin for another week or so, but I think someone needs to state the obvious – summer has passed on. Let’s take a moment to remember summer for what it was. Oh summer – we hardly knew ye! While summer is my favourite season, spring and autumn also hold a special […]Read more "RIP Summer"
On my travels throughout China I was constantly reminded by people I met about the luck of certain numbers. This first came to light in Dalian where several weddings were being performed on the 6th of July. More recently I learned that the Forbidden City of Beijing contains 9999 rooms – 9 being a rather lucky number1, […]Read more "China By The Numbers"