A Moonlight Ramble Sans Pedal Power
Cape Breton Island / Recent Adventures

A Moonlight Ramble Sans Pedal Power

While in St. Louis, I looked forward to the “Moonlight Ramble,” every month held by the FBC (the F#*@ing Bike Club). Imagine a hoard of hipsters with their vintage hybrids, athletes with their street bikes and other garden variety bike enthusiasts descending on the streets, which are virtually vacant near midnight when we pedaled off … Continue reading

Musings

The Truth Behind that Job Advertisement

Hysterical and eerily relate-able. I just had to share. See the original blog post here by D. Alrdride (@daldridge). The truth behind that job advertisement for a lectureship/assistant professorship. Location: Somewhere you don’t want to live Salary: Nowhere near enough given the ridiculous number of qualifications you have Contract type: Full-time permanent* Interview Date: Don’t worry, you probably won’t … Continue reading

36″ from Neck to Crotch. Who Knew?
Academic Programs / Cape Breton Island

36″ from Neck to Crotch. Who Knew?

You know it’s official when they request measurements. In this case, a total of 17 different precise measurements in odd categories such as “neck to crotch” and “pit to wrist bone” were required. Without a tailor’s measuring tape, we had to improvise. Twine? Check. Contractor’s tape measure? Check. Patience? Uhhhhh, now where did I leave … Continue reading

50+k Transecting Cape Breton Island
Cape Breton Island / Recent Adventures

50+k Transecting Cape Breton Island

After six attempts at packing and repacking my gear “just right,” I ventured out with my buddy and fellow cross country ski enthusiast, Paul Finney, owner of Escape Outdoors in North Sydney, and cross-country snow shoe aficionado, Lori Mackenzie for a weekend of good ole’ fashioned, testosterone heavy, high-endurance, extreme-climate induced stress release. The route? … Continue reading