We lived in Québec for about 3 years without visiting Québec City (or the wonderfully redundant Québec, Québec) but with plenty of good intentions. This summer, we finally managed to make the 3-hour drive for a much needed weeekend away shortly before our move. We stayed at the Auberge St. Antoine, which I mention only […]
In May we visited Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for the annual conference of the Canadian Communication Association. As part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the CCA moves from province to province each year, meaning that if you attend long enough, you eventually get to see a lot of Canada. That has a lot […]
Looking ahead, I see that I have no academic travel scheduled for winter term until mid-April when I embark on the first of two speaking tours in 2008 (UK/Netherlands and Australia). There is the small matter of a trip to Mexico over McGill’s “Study Break” (you can’t call it “spring break” since it’s in February) […]
My trip to Pittsburgh will be a whirlwind affair — about 48 hours in all, with two defenses and a lot of catching up to do. Given the short trip, I’m prioritizing time with friends over places to go, but one can’t help thinking about it. I won’t have a real chance to take advantage […]
. . . when the customs agent at Dorval looks at all the stamps on my passport and says “you sure are a busy guy.” But hey, what’s a little extra search on your way home? Maastricht was wonderful. Mr. Bean’s Holiday on the flight home was so terrible that I almost broke my “always […]
Tomorrow morning, Carrie and I head off to Saskatoon for the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences. But mainly, I’m going because I want to see Saskatoon. It’s all part of my Canadianization project. I’ll be back on the weekend.
I’m up early, so you get a blog entry before I hit the road. We’re off to Washington DC for a few days for my annual family get-together around the Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture. Some years we fly, some years we drive. This year, we’re driving. It’s a long drive, but we like the […]