That’s the view from my balcony on the Caribbean island to which I returned this year for the 5th time in a row
February 24th, 2012

That’s the view from my balcony on the Caribbean island to which I returned this year for the 5th time in a row, an annual mid-term-break ritual that is becoming as natural as smiling. I snapped the sunset the other day just as the sun had settled beyond the horizon and the sky was starting to glow with the kind of orange-pink pallet one could only find in tropical climes. Sunsets are beautiful everywhere and Canadian sunsets, particularly in the fall, can illuminate the northern skies with the most astonishing deep blues and purples.  But let’s face it, it’s way better being warm in February, and a total privilege being able to assess the merits of the sun’s ocean daily dip into the sea, ranking sunsets for the intensity of their performances and luminosity in a sort of indulgent tourist game.

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Postcards From the Edge will return next week, as the Dean of Graduate Studies is out of town, and away from her computer
February 10th, 2012

On the eve of an anticipated Blizzard –that’s Environment Canada’s word for it—and, like everyone else, I will be settling indoors all weekend to watch the winds rage and the snow swirl
February 5th, 2012

On the eve of an anticipated Blizzard –that’s Environment Canada’s word for it—and, like everyone else, I will be settling indoors all weekend to watch the winds rage and the snow swirl. Weather warnings have been particularly apocalyptic all week. Nature will have its way with us again, and so we might as well surrender to the spectacle.

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