Tag Archives: History

Of History and Petty Tribalism

As you know, I’m a bit of a recovering nationalist. There was a time (when I was approximately 14 years old or so) when I believed that Canada could do no wrong, neither in the present, nor in history. Oh, … Continue reading

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The Next Exciting Phase of My Career

Frustrated by my near-complete lack of success with job-hunting, I have turned my attention to the longer term. Specifically: grad school. I’m going back. Probably for September of 2014–hopefully no later–but I’ve decided that that’s what I want to do. … Continue reading

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The Transformation Is Complete

I first became aware of Niall Ferguson shortly after his book “Empire” was published in 2002. At the time, I was a stupid teenager and therefore somewhat more sympathetic to the idea of imperialism than I later became; plus, I … Continue reading

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Life Continues

Once upon a time, I embarked upon a degree program in theoretical physics out of a sincere and heartfelt desire to understand the Universe at its most fundamental level. This dream became obscured during the years of hard-work and stressful … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Future

I think I’m done with Physics now. The process of my Master’s Degree has left me feeling disenchanted. For the last several years, I have felt like a cog in a vast machine–and not a particularly necessary cog either. Beyond … Continue reading

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Concerning Mediaevalism

Ask Voxcorvegis has attracted its first customer! Reader Zinemin asks an excellent question: What was it like to study mediaeval history? How did studying Physics and studying mediaeval history compare? Which did you enjoy more and why? Zinemin is of … Continue reading

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Concerning Thanksgiving (The Didactic Express, Day 26)

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving, though I need to spend it marking lab reports in my office. I was, however, able to get a good feast in last night with a number of other physics graduate students: a potluck to which … Continue reading

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