Monthly Archives: June 2012

Oh Montréal

Last week Jerry and I were in Montreal for about 5 days — I was there for a conference, but we were also able to take in the city in-between sessions. I LOVE THIS CITY. I’m already homesick for it, and we haven’t been back in Saskatoon for a week yet. We were able to […]

What he said:

Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’ We are not now that strength which in the old days Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. […]

An update on my (unwittingly hilarious) harasser

If you’re quick, you can catch this person’s latest missive against me on this Facebook group, posted under the pseudonym of ‘Adnan Azam.’ Interestingly, despite being specifically addressed, I am blocked from seeing the post and being able to respond to its absurd accusations. And, as with the email linked below, I think the audience […]

You know you’re doing something right when …

you anger someone enough that this person sends the following email to hundreds (thousands?) of faculty and staff at the University you’re a part of: From: John Brown <> Date: Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:48 AM To: John Brown <> Subject: Fwd: U of S Lecturer Rebekah Bennetch Is Misrepresenting Herself by Claiming to be […]

on worry

Happy Father’s Day! I’m lucky to have had a great dad. I’m also even more fortunate to be married to a man who’s the best dad to my little girl. Here’s a letter F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote to his little girl —  it includes advice relevant for us all: Things to worry about: Worry about […]

I don’t usually do these, but…


grrrl meets conservative media

So I had an interesting day today. Today I had a conversation with our local talk-radio star, John Gormley.  John and I are on pretty much different sides of the aisle on many (most?) political and social issues, but today we had a moment of commonality.  Beyond our shared affection for True Blood (!!),  we […]