The day Carrie Fisher gave me that medal

Confession: I have committed one of the worst writing crimes ever: I came up with a working title for my novel long before I started writing it. Everything I Learned About Being a Girl, I Learned from Princess Leia. It made me laugh. It made me happy. It made me wonder what Princess Leia would …


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Pacific Glide

My colleagues and I recently endured six or more months of planning, trouble-shooting and organizing for a marathon of mini-conferences that took place from July 13th until July 19th in Vancouver, BC. As soon as I knew we were hosting our meetings there, I booked my vacation for the two weeks following the events. A … Continue reading Pacific Glide

Anthro 101

I honestly think it would be strange if I didn’t have my feet firmly planted in more than one world at one time. 2001 was the year I did my first field trip as an anthropologist-in-training. I was headed to a small hamlet community called Igloolik, in the newly established Nunavut Territory. I was going … Continue reading Anthro 101