metamorphosis

On the naming of things

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Once upon a time, there was a knight called Sir Topiass who turned into a tree… and then into something else…

On Saturday, the Obrienaternal household paid one of its occasional visits to the VanDusen Botanical Gardens, one of Vancouver’s vegetative delights, for some leisurely herboriser. (more…)

Medievalising modern French language teaching / suicide awareness day

A two-part class on the imperfect. With #poeticfemfog

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Radio-Canada interviews: notes (English version)

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(Updated 2016-01-10 & -19)

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It’s that time of year again

Last year I warmed up to thinking about leaf-blowers more slowly, not writing about them (and rakes) until May. Perhaps my thinking would have been faster if I’d had less leaf-blowing around. Perhaps the leaf-blowers themselves weren’t really to blame: rather, it was a lack of leaves. (more…)