new backpack / briefcase

For Christmas I bought myself a National Geographic Appalachian 20 Inch Upright Rolling Suitcase. C$111.99 ($82.50)

Hidden backpack straps for off trail travel. I can wheel or carry. To save weight I cut off the side carry straps.

It (barely) still fits in an airplane overhead rack.

10 year warranty.

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I like it. But was surprised it had no dedicated laptop sleeve. AND it’s fairly heavy.

The Good Wife – season 7

I just finished the 156th and final episode of The Good Wife.

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 100% fresh rating …

The finale episode of The Good Wife: “End” had a divided reaction among viewers and critics, with many praising a fitting ending to a complex character with others who argued of its ambiguity and absence of a conclusion – particularly with Alicia’s love life. …

I’ll be downloading the sequel – The Good Fight.

Click PLAY or watch a trailer on YouTube.

On The Media audiocast

On The Media is my favourite podcast.

WNYC’s weekly investigation into how the media shapes our world view. Veteran journalists Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield give you the tools to survive the media maelstrom.

The most recent episode  is super —  This is Not a Safe Space. It explores the issues of students feeling safe on campus and academic freedom of speech.

 

White male patriarchy results in bullying on campus for anyone who is not a white male. Something like 1/5 women will STILL be sexually assaulted in their College years.

 

We want all students to feel safe while simultaneously protecting freedom of speech. The two are not mutually exclusive.

 

flying to the American S.W.

Canada is great. But the winter weather #sucks(™).

I’m off for a couple of weeks hiking. I’ve never visited New Mexico.

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KashaKatuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

I booked with Delta. The same seat on the same flight is priced differently depending on which Code Share partner you book with. WestJet #sucks(™).

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