Not much time here today
October 26th, 2012

Not much time here today. I am writing this in the Air Canada Lounge at Pearson, about to board a flight to Newark. From there I will head to New Brunswick, New Jersey, home of Rutgers University and the site of a conference I am helping plan for next spring. This weekend is the planning meeting. That’s my laptop you see before you, about to be filled with the words I am typing now. How’s that for a meta-blog experience? I wanted to take a shot of the people around me, almost all of whom are staring down at their laptops or texting, but that would be obvious and rude. The only people talking are doing so way too loudly into their phones about personal matters in which no one else has even the slightest interest.

I expect New Brunswick NJ to be not at all like New Brunswick, Canada, but we’ll see. For starters, there are a lot of Italians in New Jersey and apparently great Italian food where I am heading. Something to live for.

Dr. Noreen Golfman is Professor of English and Dean of Graduate Studies. Her post secondary education included study at McGill, University of Alberta, and University of Western Ontario. She has been teaching and writing in the areas of Canadian literature and film studies for most of her career. She is the president of the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences, founding director of the annual St. John's International Women's Film Festival, and director of the MUN Cinema Series. Dr. Golfman's blog 'Postcards From the Edge' will be updated every Thursday.

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