First week back as a doctoral student!

I had three or four orientations this week at two different departments – one at Politics, my home department, and the other at Equity Studies, which is where I’ll be TA-ing for this year.

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banff (2019)

My mom and I got to visit Alberta this summer, crisscrossing from Edmonton to Banff one day, and visiting between family the next. Behind the whirlwind of us trying to fit a decade of visits and fondness into five vacation days was the backdrop of the province, and the breathtaking Rockies. 

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Homecoming

Home: the going back, the getting there, the vivid memories of how food really tastes like dancing on the back of your tongue, lending flavour to whatever pale ghost of an imitation it is that you can get wherever you currently are.

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Toronto Bites: bb’s diner

For our 6th anniversary (6th! Can you believe it?), Mikaius and I spent our day out eating good food and exploring the Ontario Science Centre! We decided to go to bbs diner for lunch, a Filipino diner at 76 Lippincott Street that looks, feels, and tastes like your grandma’s kitchen. Whatever your grandma’s kitchen was […]

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Toronto Bites: NishDish Marketeria

We are resurrecting our Toronto Bites series this year with Nishdish Marketeria! The last one we did was of The Good Fork, way back in February 2016 – go check it out here! Mikaius and I found ourselves in Toronto on a beautifully sunny late winter day. We were going to check out Queen Video’s […]

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The Dead Zone

At the centre of the impending storm is a teacher at the local high school, a young man who goes by the unlikely name of John Smith, no middle name. Johnny is a charming, sympathetic character, a teacher beloved by his students, and he is in love with Sarah Bracknell. In his heart of hearts, Johnny believes that teaching is his true talent, and is what he has been intended to do in this life.

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The Hobbit | 1977

We’ve been on a Tolkien kick, lately, and we spent the last two weekends making our way through the original Peter Jackson trilogy. Mikaius’ favourite is Fellowship, while I lean more towards Two Towers. I am a sucker for everything Rohan, while he is a sucker for anything that makes his cold black heart feel things. Folks, […]

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