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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America Magazine [>] magazine of US Jesuits
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Karl Rahner Society [>] site dedicated to awesome 20th c. theologian
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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
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E-Z Folk [>]Folk music instruction and tabulature
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Piled Higher and Deeper [>] (comic about grad student life)
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North American Fichte Society[>]
Journal of Neoplatonic Studies [>]
Women Philosophers [>]
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McSweeney's [>]
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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)
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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Cool Canadian Cities

So, in the next couple of weeks I should be hearing about my funding for the next year (2006-2007) at Fordham. Either I'll get a Senior Teaching Fellowship ($19 000), a Dissertation Fellowship ($25 000 and I don't have to do anything other than work on my dissertation -- sweet!), or I get a Teaching Associateship ($12 000-- three courses, I get paid per course, about $4000 apiece; two of them would be in the same semester -- so one semester I'd make $8000 and the next $4000). Obviously the first two options would be great; the last would suck, given that I can't work off campus, and I don't qualify for much in terms of loans. Also, only 3-4 folks in our department will be getting the first two kinds of fellowship, and there are at least ten or so of us applying. I think I'm in the running, but I'm definitely not guaranteed anything.

All of this brings me to the following point: why don't I just move back to Canada where I can temp or get some mildly fulfilling job that's just enough work to pay the bills, and work on my dissertation on the evenings/weekend? After all, all I have to do now is write the damn thing, and I don't need to physically be at Fordham, or in New York City, to do that.

So what's a cool city to move to? Because I could move anywhere -- why limit myself to Toronto or Ottawa? I figure I could pretty much live just about anywhere for a year -- if I didn't like it, I wouldn't have to stay there. The main criterion is that it be affordable to someone who'd just be temping or working some crap job -- I don't want to have to put too much thought into what I do for money, since I really do want to finish my diss in a reasonable time. (Oh yeah -- and my French is pretty rusty these days -- so most of Quebec outside of Montreal is probably off-limits eh?)

What are your votes? Saskatoon? Moncton? The 'Peg? Or should I follow the homing pigeons back to Torontottawa?

jane 8:05 PM [+]

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