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Teasing similarities out of Swann and Suzanne: the insomniac book reviewer

Swann: A Mystery by Carol Shields and Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette The two books I’ve just finished reading, Carol Shields’ 1987 novel Swann: A Mystery and Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette’s Suzanne (published in 2015 in French as La femme qui fuit), could … Continue reading

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Sleeping pills and personality change

I had some hesitation about writing a post about my use of sleeping pills; our society continues to stigmatize mental illness and psychological problems. Yet the ways drugs (both recreational and prescription) affect thinking, moods, and behaviour have always fascinated … Continue reading

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Pre-competition challenges: How to eat, sleep and train when travelling: Olympic Training Log: March 19-March 25

My trip from Brussels to Auckland (for the 1988 World Cross-Country Championships) took about 36 hours, door-to-door. Since the rest of the team was travelling from Canada, I made the trip on my own. This was the longest trip of … Continue reading

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