Just back from Toronto, where I received star treatment from Gail Vanstone and her students at York. Talked about Salt Fish Girl, read a little Ham. It’s a very cool course they have there, that invites a different Canadian writer to speak every other week. On the weeks without a visitor, the prof lectures about the next visitor’s work. Wouldn’t it be cool to have something like that at UBC? Hmmmm….

Stayed an extra day to take Susanda to dinner. She has a very big birthday this week. I’m missing the bash, though, boohoo. Got to see her new office, right on Spadina. She has this idea for making acupuncture more accessible to lower income people– by setting up group clinics. Long talks about who ends up in helping professions and for what reasons.

Apologies for not calling many much admired friends… I contemplated staying longer, but work and my new apartment are just a bit too demanding. Today– priming the walls of my office. Does anybody have a good method for getting paint off skin?


  1. Kristin Sumner on April 5, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    The secret to getting paint off of skin: dandruff shampoo. I believe what worked the best for me was Head and Shoulders with lots of zinc.

    (Is it rude for me to post on–or read–your blog without warning or introduction or such?)

  2. Nalo on May 5, 2007 at 4:55 am

    I know what it’s like to be in a city for mere seconds, knowing there’s no way you can contact everyone you know who lives there. Or even remember who-all you know who lives there.

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