Coronavirus

I received word a couple days ago that the American Association of Geographers (AAG) is proceeding with its annual meeting in Denver in April, unlike many groups and companies that have spent the last week cancelling events because of the threat of coronavirus. The American Physical Union (APU) was set to host its annual conference … Continue reading Coronavirus

Three takes on liberal hate for Bernie Sanders

Over the last couple of weeks, I have done a deep dive on Twitter, or at least, certain segments of it. This is in part because I have been more closely following news of the upcoming US Democratic Party primary elections, and because I am, apparently, both someone with time to kill and a glutton … Continue reading Three takes on liberal hate for Bernie Sanders

Triana

I have been many kinds of tourist. I dutifully read David Foster Wallace's "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again" before embarking on my own week-long Caribbean cruise, though my cynicism at the mass marketed tourist experience could, in the end, not match Wallace's. I have been the thrill seeker who pays a pretty … Continue reading Triana

How (not) to conference

In early April, I once again attended the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), this time in Washington, DC. While there, I presented, along with my research assistant/co-author, a paper on the geographies of rotationality in the US and Canadian foreign services. Rotationality is a basic condition of work in almost all … Continue reading How (not) to conference