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Pizzas I have known

Posted by Marlinee on Jan 15, 2012 in Middle Age

As a general rule, fine dining is not a concept that is familiar in small towns and my experience has certainly proven this rule. Not that fine dining is the only acceptable form of food you pay someone to make for you, but when chips with gravy are the pinnacle of the available taste experience, [...]

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Saskatoon, we’re proud to call you home.

Posted by Marlinee on Jan 12, 2011 in Work

I spent two winters in Saskatoon (the only time measure that depicts the full reality of the experience) because I got a job at the Saskatchewan Research Council that paid a ridiculous amount of money. I maintain that anyone can live anywhere for the right monetary reward, but usually after about a year you forget [...]

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A Field Guide to Urban Wildlife

Posted by Marlinee on Jul 21, 2010 in Houses

Cockroaches: Nature’s Perfect Pest The first time I ever saw a cockroach was when I was living at the graduate students residence at U of T. I opened my typewriter case one day and a strange bug crawled out. My roommate helpfully identified it. Turns out the building was pretty much infested and although they [...]

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My Address to the Graduating Class of 2010

Posted by Marlinee on Jul 8, 2010 in Middle Age

Not counting high school, I have sat in your midst three times so I’ve heard many of these speeches. This one will, I hope, be more useful than most. Here is some advice to get you successfully through the next few years of your life and career. You will rarely regret what you did Unless [...]

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The Bicycle Chronicles Part 1: The Incredible Journey

Posted by Marlinee on Jul 8, 2010 in Travels

Bicycles have been an important part of my life ever since I finally learned to ride a two-wheeler. Of course, almost every single one I’ve owned has been stolen, but that’s another story. This story is about a bicycle trip I took to PEI that I will never be young enough or foolish enough to [...]

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