I realised today that I could have written a very much shorter and punchier statement. This is it. I will advocate for quiet. Slightly longer version: Faculty, like any other workers, ought to have decent working conditions. Our workplace should be a place of calm, comfort, and collegiality. That is in the interests of health, […]
I have now been teaching at UBC for ten years. I’ve taught in 43 classrooms; some of them for more than one course, and some of them for courses that were in a different room for every class in a week. Another two will be added to the list in the coming academic year. It […]
Or: why I don’t write book reviews.
This is the story of an actual real live damsel in distress in a tower. It contains little amusement and is lugubriously and long-windedly serious.