Monthly Archives: April 2007

Stay tuned, bat watchers

The next book I’m reading is I hope to have a review of it by the end of the week! [in the meantime, check out the author’s blog]

The lovely book

Thanks to a couple late night marathon reading sessions (and Emma’s three hour! nap today), I just finished my first “for me” book since the baby entered our lives — The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Great read! I had heard of it before, and I guess it made a huge splash in the book […]


Beliefs are not like clothing: comfort, utility, and attractiveness cannot be one’s conscious criteria for acquiring them. — “The Empty Wager”Sam Harris Read the rest of the essay here.

She’s our little monster

She’s our little monster, originally uploaded by becky b.. You should hear her howl!

Why did the shootings at VA Tech occur?

Watch this video to see what the American Family Association (big-time fundie politico group in the States) has to say about it: “The Day They Kicked God Out of the Schools” Where to begin when you see such claims as these? [necessary digression: This is where my studies in rhetoric come in handy. What we […]

All campus alert:

At approximately 5:00 pm today (April 20, 2007), Campus Safety received a report of 6′ tall, dark-haired male, dressed in a light shirt and camouflage pants, walking through campus possibly armed with a gun. Saskatoon Police are on the scene, sweeping the campus. Members of the campus community are advised to leave immediately or remain […]

The perils of mat leave mind melt-downs:

Earlier this week I booked tickets to fly home at the same time as the 2007 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences [Canada’s largest academic conference]. This year, the Congress will be held at the U of S, right across the street from me, and I’ll be in another country. D’oh! I’ve only been […]