ramble through the bronx

yes, this here is ramble through the bronx, the continuing musings of a graduate student* who should be writing her dissertation, but honestly, living in new york city there's really so much else to do...

* and her commenting friends. And guest blogger.
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Tokyo Tintin[>] (Tokyo/Toronto)
Dawn [>] (Ottawa)
Caitlyn [>] (Ottawa)
CBC [>] (my true love)
del.icio.us/janeyjane [>] (my social link collection, alas, not updated lately. I am apparently not delicious)
The Keeper [>] (try it, you'll love it)
comics sites that I check every day
Newsarama [>] (check out the 'blog' section especially)
When Fangirls Attack [>] (women in comics links)
politics, media, and gossip
AlterNet [>]
'Fuddle duddle' incident [>]
The Nation [>]
Catholic stuff
America Magazine [>] magazine of US Jesuits
Commonweal Magazine [>] biweekly magazine of lay Catholics
Karl Rahner Society [>] site dedicated to awesome 20th c. theologian
Liberal Catholic News [>] blog for progressive catholics
Pacem in Terris [>] Pope John XXIII's 1963 encyclical
music - mostly folk music and banjo links
The How and Tao of Folk Music [>] Patrick Costello's podcasts & banjo & folk guitar instruction
Back Porch News [>]News, Commentary & Links for the folkie community
E-Z Folk [>]Folk music instruction and tabulature
amuse yourself
Piled Higher and Deeper [>] (comic about grad student life)
Cat and Girl [>] just what it sounds like
The Onion [>]
Sluggy Freelance [>]
The Boondocks [>]
Eric Conveys an Emotion [>]
Society for Women in Philosophy [>]
the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy [>]
The Hegel Society of America[>]
North American Fichte Society[>]
Journal of Neoplatonic Studies [>]
Women Philosophers [>]
Brian Leiter's blog [>]
Harper's [>]
Neil Gaiman [>]
Charles de Lint [>]
Making Light [>]
McSweeney's [>]
WFUV [>]
Anti-pedantry page: Singular 'their' in Jane Austen [>]
places I miss
Cafe Diplomatico [>] (Toronto)
The Red Room [>] (Toronto)
The Free Times Cafe [>] (Toronto)
Sneaky Dee's [>] (Toronto... aka Sneaky Disease, best nachos in town)
Kensington Market [>] (Toronto)
College Street [>] (Toronto)
Perfection Satisfaction Promise [>] (Ottawa - formerly the Painted Potato)
Piccolo Grande [>] (Ottawa)
The Market [>] (Ottawa)
Stray cats of Parliament Hill [>] (Ottawa)
other nonsense
Mozilla [>]
Abebooks [>]
Alibris [>]
Metafilter [>]
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Monday, October 20, 2003


Is beautiful in the fall, standing out behind the Parliament buildings, looking at the coloured leaves, smiling at the stray cats, giggling politely at the tourists, chatting up the cute guy at the LCBO (thanks for the Henry of Pelham recommendation, wherever you are), driving around the Experimental farm, driving down to Barrhaven, wandering along the canal, eating maple candies, visiting Record Runner on Rideau Street, walking to the Tim Horton's on Greenbank, hanging out with old friends, loving it all.

Is beautiful because whenever people ask me where I grew up I'm quite insistant that it was not in fact Toronto, lovely though that city may be, and often I remember that I in fact grew up in Nepean, but given that I took the 95 bus from Baseline Station along the Ottawa River Parkway to downtown Ottawa every time I had the opportunity (from my dad taking me to the Nature Museum to admire the dinosaurs followed by ice cream at the Mayflower pub, to going down with friends in high school & drinking pints of Guinness at now-defunct Irish pubs, to clubbing or whatever that may be at Zaphods and other such places), I think Ottawa - the whole bloody new amalgamated city of Ottawa, yes, the whole damn thing - is home.

Is beautiful because I can take the train up from New York to Montreal and have friends meet me at the train station & go out for very yummy sushi (though I actually just had salmon teriyaki). And then drive through crazy mist, stopping at Tim Horton's on the way, on to Ottawa.

Is beautiful because I've been slowly managing to convince a Californian (yes, a Californian!) that being able to skate along the Canal as a regular activity may, in fact, be almost worth the coldness.

Thanks to everyone I saw in Ottawa, for making me feel at home in a place I haven't actually lived in for over five years. I love you all.

jane 12:47 PM [+]

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