I stumbled upon this article on Quebec English. It’s got some inaccuracies but is a pretty interesting read.
In the past few months, I’ve been personally present for several nasty anti-immigrant comments, which I guess I never blogged about. I won’t right now, except to say that there’s a real nativist streak that runs across the whole political spectrum in Canada. Despite the talk about multiculturalism and being a nation of immigrants, there […]
As an English-speaking white person, I’m often mistaken for a Canadian. This happens to me on the phone as well as in person, and it’s been particularly acute in the last couple weeks (doctors’ appointments plus random calls here and there). As with any other country, there is all sorts of tacit knowledge you have […]
Yesterday was one of those weird moments for me. I’m in Canada. It’s just a day here. But it’s a holiday in the U.S. I had to go in to work and a couple people asked me what I was doing there. But it’s not like there’s anything special to do on the 4th in […]
The Besnard Lakes and Dears were outstanding. The Dears were TIGHT. That was our jazzfest for the year, I think. For the inbetween country-rock band (not our thing) we walked around the festival. I don’t know about this whole “crowd” thing.
This is a couple days overdue. I mentioned before certain knee and ankle issues which have led me to see a doctor. The knee looks good under the x-ray which means it’s some kind of soft tissue thing. So I was sent off for an MRI on Friday. For those of you who don’t know, […]