Silencing amid a scandal

And a scandal is born in Canada.

CBC announced that Jian Ghomeshi had been let go, and shortly thereafter, Jian released a personal “explanation” on Facebook about “the truth about what happened.” It was personal, detailed, and evoked waves of sympathy for Ghomeshi from the internet.

While I have been a long-time fan of his radio show, the reaction that I had observed was troubling. As I saw my Facebook friends “friending” Jian last night and leaping to his defense, I got more and more agitated. … More Silencing amid a scandal

A proper thank you: Reflections on a MSc journey

I have been coming down from submitting my thesis. I feel I went from elation to exhaustion in mere hours. I have yet to process this idea of ‘leisure time’ that all coolest modern economic and social historians have been talking about. As I take a breath prior to re-entering the academic fray in preparation … More A proper thank you: Reflections on a MSc journey