Just returned from the beautiful fall-turning Quebec Laurentians…
September 27th, 2013

Just returned from the beautiful fall-turning Quebec Laurentians where I had some family business to attend to, and am barely touching down before heading to Budapest on the weekend. You don’t see quite the display of red here in Newfoundland as you do north of Montreal. Canada has many parts. Red is good, livens up the dreary anticipation of winter.

I hate skipping blog-time but it’s just been too busy. I am trying to see the lighter side of all this travel. If it gets you down you just can’t do what you have to when you get to where you need to go. Soon I catch a plane to Central Europe. I have never been to Hungary and am looking forward to visiting one of the reputedly most beautiful cities in the world—or two cities, Buda and Pest. Will it be cloudy with meatballs? I will be gathering with about 30 colleagues from all over the world to discuss developments in technology, MOOCS and all that jazz, and, I hope, getting a better sense of what everyone else is doing with that venture capitalist enterprise. Much more on that trip and what I learn in Hungary next week.

And so this is just a brief, colourful sign that I am here—for now.

NG

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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