Tag Archives: Toronto

Awesome Toronto: putting a bounty on the head of Mayor Rob Ford

In my capacity as Dean of the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation, I found myself spending an hour or so this afternoon cruising around the web, checking up on other Awesome Foundation chapters across North America. And, in the process, I found something interesting. Our associates in Toronto, it would seem, have decided to go rogue. […]

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“Hmmm…. Maybe I don’t have a problem after all.”

[The quotes noted above are from British television cook Nigella Lawson, who was called on to testify in British court yesterday about a number of things, including her cocaine use. And the fellow at the bottom, for those of you who might not recognize him, is Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who, like Lawson, has been […]

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On the optimism and pity of the non-Americans passing us by

My friend Pete and I eat lunch together a few times a month. Pete, who’s an academic, tells me of his travels to fascinating places like Malawi and Sweden, where he’s either conducting field research on the spread of parasitic diseases, or sharing his findings with leaders in the field of world health, and I […]

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What should I do in Toronto?

I need some advice. Later this spring, I’ll be heading to Toronto with the family, and, as I’ve never been there before, and as don’t generally associate with Canadians, I’m not sure what I should do when I’m there. Or, to be more specific, I’m not sure what I should do, once I’ve scoured the […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Gillian Ream

Apparently, people keep moving to Ypsilanti… Today’s interview is with a young woman named Gilliam Ream. MARK: When did you move to Ypsilanti, and what brought you here? GILLIAN: We (my partner Adam and I) moved here in July 2011. Honestly, coming to Ypsi was just a happy accident. We were planning to stay in […]

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