The house that lack built

Thanks for all the well wishes, folks! I am excited, even if it’s hard to remember that in this time of too-much-to-do.

Good news in the kingdom– Chris Ewart just celebrated the launch of _Miss Lamp_ in Toronto! A couple more parties to go, I believe. And Jordan Scott has been nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award! Pretty cool, what?

Waiting for the second mover’s quote to come in. Man, all this shuffling around of one’s person and belongings is stressful. The house in the back is nearly finished and so am I.

Mostly I’ve been working and fretting, but there have been a few pleasant adventures in the last couple of weeks. A Seder with my roommates and a couple of friends, dinner at Showcase (a fancy restaurant where Kevin’s girlfriend Evangelene works), Easter dinners with Ashok, Rita and Hiromi on two consecutive nights.

Eleanor Ty and Christl Verdun have accepted a paper of mine, “Strategizing the Body of History: Anxious Writing, Absent Subjects and Marketing the Nation,” for their book _Beyond Autoethnography_. I’m pretty thrilled about that.

Rereading my Foucault (The History of Sexuality)to ground the intro to my diss.

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