When I was first admitted to my PhD program, a good friend of mine - who had completed her dissertation a few years before - gave me one of the best pieces of advice: "find yourself a friend". Which is not to say I didn't have any friends at the time (!), but she meant… Continue reading Hear, hear!
August feels like one long Sunday... and Sundays are for relaxing... and also thinking about what lies ahead... I have been doing that of late - reflecting on the past and trying to clarify my thoughts about the future - all in the company of my sidekick Zsa Zsa (yes I named her after the… Continue reading What lies ahead
I love receiving parcels in the mail. I consider it one of the little joys of life. I love finding them in my mailbox, the sound and smell of the paper envelope when I open them. I especially love when they arrive from far away places, with exotic stamps and foreign alphabets on the return… Continue reading Of seduction and drug-objects
Coffee has long been a staple in my daily routine. In fact, I am having one as I write this... I have also tried to reconcile myself with getting some work done in local cafes. I had given up on the idea a few years ago simply because it had become a bit too crowded… Continue reading Ebb and flow
Montreal in the summer is uniquely beautiful, as in this photograph of the city landscape I took when crossing Jacques Cartier Bridge. Summer is also the season for writing and getting research done before the start of the new academic school year, and for me it will be an especially busy one, as I am nearing… Continue reading Summer is for research: a report from the field