Category Archives: Career Transitions


Wrote about rapid passage of time. Remember when articling in law, 1977, and a fellow student saying “you can do anything you want until the age of 30. As of 30, you’d best have the direction figured out.” A career … Continue reading

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Substantive Honour

In later career, it is particularly gratifying when one’s academic and professional accomplishments are recognized as being suitable for a new role. This happened to me quite recently, of such significance as to put my name in the news. Earlier … Continue reading

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How They Blend

Reading today about the death of former Grease star Annette Charles. Mention made that she had become a professor of speech in her later career, with her last position, commencing as of 2002, being at the California State University Northridge … Continue reading

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Michael Toth

During the spring and summer of 1967 in Ottawa, I was taught guitar by Michael Toth. Learning bar chords at his house. Listening to the first version of Jimmy Reed’s “Big Boss Man“: …that we had ever heard, as recorded … Continue reading

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