Category Archives: Canadian Connection

The Definition of Productivity

I’ve realised lately, and frequently, that a significant portion of any stress that I have is closely related to my perception of productivity and how it matches up with both external expectations and my own understanding of what I “should” … Continue reading

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Of Textbooks and Tamale

“that city of perennial anonymity amid the crowd, that place of relentless haste where eyes met only by accident and the smile on the lips of a stranger was a build-up for some kind of proposition.” – The Lost Steps, … Continue reading

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What does complexity mean?

As funny as this is, it’s simple for us to recognise that it’s also a bit ridiculous. As much as you (as a Canadian) are not a beer and beaver-toting voyageur conquering the polar bear infested snowscape with a hockey … Continue reading

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Everyday I’m studyin’

Wow, I’m feeling great. I get to choose a different set and subset of friends to study with each day, and sit in the bright sunshine streaming through the windows of Madge, West Mall, Chem, or another nook or cranny … Continue reading

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Garbled and unintelligible, again.

I’m talking in the car with my family as we drive over the Alex Fraser bridge on our way to Christmas dinner. We’ve been talking about this outrageous accent that I can’t help using in most of my basic conversation, … Continue reading

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4 final papers in 1 lovely package

I should have just handed this in: The grizzly bear and Mexican migrant population are both facing increasingly restricted movement due to increased human activity through roads and border patrols. While bears are attracted to roads due to increased food … Continue reading

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California dreamin’

It’s sometimes hard to believe that California’s info-tech heaven in the Silicon Valley and the wonder I see on my people’s faces as they see pictures of themselves on my netbook exist on the same planet. I’ve been showing my … Continue reading

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My friends have stopped calling

As I think about these words, my eyes begin to heat and throat constricts. Regardless of place, the people that I interact with are the primary source of value in my life, and to slowly see the distance lengthening between … Continue reading

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Who needs the money?

A list of such magnitude it is hard to capture in the headspace I have to work with. When the arguments get down to which is more expressive of initiative and commitment, national athletics medals, RCM grade 8 piano, or … Continue reading

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Following the international news

I’m browsing online, having discovered the power of the internet to deliver news and ideas halfway across the world, to places where I’m missing the usual dialogue of the people I go to in order to obtain my news, my … Continue reading

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