Archive for October, 2007


Friday, October 12th, 2007

My proposal for a chapter in an anthology has been provisionally accepted.
Now I simply have to write said 6,000-6,500 word chapter before mid-December. Eek!

What’s More Sad. . .

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Finding myself deep in a sense of déjà vu as I produced a draft document for some university duties?
Or finding an electronic file carefully preserved from seven years ago (the last time I carried out this particular duty and had somehow preserved the same through four different computers) and realizing that it could be revised […]

Anyone BUT the Liberals

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Tomorrow is the provincial election. If you love dogs and hate injustice, vote for anyone who’s not a Liberal candidate. The provincial Liberals brought in Bill 132 which made peaceable pit bulls and their owners into pariahs. Dog attacks still occur on a regular basis throughout the province because we don’t have generic dangerous dog […]

Conference or Scam?

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Thankfully, the conference at which I presented last weekend was no scam but a lively intellectual event. However, the conference that inspired this question was one promoted in an invitation I received in today’s mail: the Oxford Round Table.
Apparently I can be one of forty or so participants in a colloquium on the topic of […]


Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

The conference paper? It’s finished, all 2200 words of it. (When we’re talking for twenty minutes, I’d rather stay on the lower end of my target word-count).
I’m also finished with the powerpoint file of images to accompany my talk should there actually be a projector in the room when I arrive on Friday.

Lifehacker’s Caffeine Nap

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

On my way to lead the morning seminar, I noticed Sleep: Reboot Your Brain with a Caffeine Nap - Lifehacker. I just might need to give this a whirl!

Stop the World (I Want to Catch Up)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Twenty hour days should not be the norm.
My conference paper for Friday is still not ready to go.
I have piles of marking to complete before 1:30 on Wednesday.
The internet was down (our modem is “flaky” and has to be serviced or replaced) until 8:30 and all the marking left to do is online so I’m […]