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.

Wins Of The Week

Nic and I arrived in Vancouver on Wednesday morning, following an uneventful ride across the country in my 16th shiny metal lawn dart of the year. At my current rate of travel, it seems that I’m on track to see the inside of at least 40 shiny metal lawn darts (covering at least 2.5 times the…

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.

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…

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…

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…

My Life Is Weird

Well, that week flew by. It’s now Sunday and my list of things that I wanted to accomplish last week is sadly lacking in the ever-so-satisfying checkmarks that give me that sweet sweet endorphin rush.

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.

Last Night In London

After spending the last several days sauntering around London (and the last three weeks sauntering around the UK), I’ve come to the sad realization that tomorrow I will be boarding the first of many shiny metal lawn darts that will define 2018 as I make my way back to Toronto. Boo. So much boo.

The Year That Could Be

I spent the better part of yesterday wandering around London – because that’s what one does when they are on vacation with no set plans. Given that my normal day-to-day revolves around a very scheduled calendar and the bing of emails as they cascade relentlessly into my inbox, I’m thinking that my return to the real world…