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.

That Time I Cooked

Normally my schedule has not allowed me the opportunity to cook. Or, more specifically, my schedule combined with my laziness has meant that my kitchen has gone mostly underutilized for approximately the last eleventeen years. We’ve become estranged, distant, separated – somehow unfamiliar with each other.

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…

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.

The Thirteenthiest GoodWorking Ever

For those not in the know, GoodWorking returns at 7pm on March 27th at Baker Street Station. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that this will be the 13th GoodWorking event to hit Guelph, almost all of which have been hosted by the awesome folks at my home-away-from-home and office-away-from-office known as Baker Street.

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…

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.

Snowbound

Mother Nature has decided that it’s probably best if I stay in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for a little while longer than I had anticipated. Also, in case it wasn’t obvious, I’m currently in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

The Weirdening Continues

Remember how I wrote just the other day that my life is weird, but not in a bad way? And how I wrote over a week ago that I had a series of half-finished stories that I promised I’d talk about when they came to fruition? Well, tomorrow one more of those stories comes to…

That Time I Baked

Apparently I’m taking my goal of learning at least six new recipes this year very seriously. Because I’m nothing if not a very serious person.

Oats Not Goats

During my recent adventure exploring the United Kingdom with my brother, his girlfriend, and my friend Corey, we found ourselves in Swansea, Wales for a few days. And while I’ve written about this particular part of our adventure already, there’s one part of it that I haven’t written about as of yet.

Un-Vacationing

I returned home from my grand adventure across the United Kingdom slightly more than a week ago to begin the process of un-vacationing – that thing one does when one returns to the real world and has to somehow determine how to restart their grey matter after a significant period of sleeping in, and drinking…

May Your Suitcase Be Full

And just like that, my vacation is coming to an end. Tomorrow I will return to campus for the first time since I left on December 8th1. It’s amazing how quickly time flies.

A Year Of Travel

Yesterday, when I sat down to draft up The Year That Was and The Year That Could Be, I knew that travel would make up a significant part of my review of 2017 and continue to make up a significant part of my goal setting for 2018. The wanderlust demands it. What I wasn’t sure, initially, was how much…