BigCityLib Strikes Back: What I Did On My Long Weekend

…I lobbied LPC/OLP potentials for a post-2015 Senate appointment.  First up was Saturday night’s confab at the Pauper’s Pub, organized by the venerable Jeff Jedras and some guy named Ed Blake, who didn’t bother showing up.  There I met longtime gal-pal Nancy LeBlanc: Nancy wants to represent the OLP against Cheri DiNovo down in Parkdale-High Park.  Though she’s ...

redjenny: On Pregnancy and Body Image

Hooray for hips and belly I have never considered myself a particularly vain person. However, constant media messaging (your body is not good enough, therefore you are not good enough) has a way of working itself into everyone’s psyche to some degree. My whole adult life I’ve pretty much maintained the same weight, no matter ...

redjenny: On Pregnancy and Body Image

Hooray for hips and belly I have never considered myself a particularly vain person. However, constant media messaging (your body is not good enough, therefore you are not good enough) has a way of working itself into everyone’s psyche to some degree. My whole adult life I’ve pretty much maintained the same weight, no matter ...

The Scott Ross: Make Us Do The Right Thing

“I agree with you, I want to do it, now make me do it.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932, in a statement to labour leaders who had advocated for bold policies. Leaders often explain that their failure to enact the right policies is because public support is either lacking or is in opposition to them. ...

redjenny: How useful am I?

As an academic, I question my usefulness. Society will always need carpenters (or plumbers or tailors or nurses or farmers). Their benefit is pretty clear and obvious. Will it always need historians? How important is my obscure research that might only be read by a handful of other obscure historians? Am I a producer or ...

redjenny: How useful am I?

As an academic, I question my usefulness. Society will always need carpenters (or plumbers or tailors or nurses or farmers). Their benefit is pretty clear and obvious. Will it always need historians? How important is my obscure research that might only be read by a handful of other obscure historians? Am I a producer or ...

redjenny: Hello blog, I have missed you

I think I feel like blogging again. My last post was about a year and a half ago. What have I been doing in that time? I have been working on my PhD in history. I found I was too busy, and had too little energy for writing. Also my eyes hurt. I just passed ...

redjenny: Hello blog, I have missed you

I think I feel like blogging again. My last post was about a year and a half ago. What have I been doing in that time? I have been working on my PhD in history. I found I was too busy, and had too little energy for writing. Also my eyes hurt. I just passed ...