I'm currently applying for a master's degree in computer science (MSCS). I thought I might share my experience here for other people in the same boat as me. My boat is that I'm a mid-career software developer and engineering manager. I have mostly worked in startups, where professional experience is often most important, but I … Continue reading Master’s Degree in Computer Science
I saw this animal den by the Molson mausoleum in Mont Royal Cemetery. As far as I could tell, there were no atheists in it, as expected. I like this cheeky monument, also. The Molsons go down swinging.
It's a good day to get the grill out.
I read the Golden Bough earlier this year. One of the European traditions I liked there was making an oat cake on May Day. So I made one for us today.
Here's our family's May calendar (minus family birthdays). May 1: May DayMay 4: Star Wars DayMay 8: Mother's Day, Pynchon in Public DayMay 14: National Train Day, Farmers Market Opening DayMay 15: Nakba Day, Full Lunar EclipseMay 21: Tree Day May 23: Victoria Day
National Train Day is coming up! I just ordered a National Train Day t-shirt from the Rail Passengers Association. Now, I have to negotiate with my family where we're going on May 14. Note that this is a US event commemorating the Golden Spike in 1869 (nice). The Canadian holiday is on November 7th, commemorating … Continue reading National Train Day is May 14
It's early April where I live in Quebec, and we're just getting through the period of dégel or thaw, when the mounts of snow and ice melt and the sun is beginning to come out. It's Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and for many people who have balcony hangers or a yard or a piece … Continue reading Plant Native Plants
Today, April 3, is Brother Marie-Victorin Kirouac's birthday. Here in Quebec, Marie-Victorin's name is almost synonymous with botany. I often drive past multiple Parcs Marie-Victorin in my weekly travels. Marie-Victorin was born Conrad Kirouac in 1885 in Kingsey Falls, Quebec. He was educated by and later joined the Frères des écoles chrétiennes, a Catholic religious … Continue reading Marie-Victorin