Right now I’m a PhD student in English Literature at the University of Waterloo.

Before Waterloo, I did my Masters degree at the University of Toronto. Before that, I took a year off from school and worked at a small marketing firm in Ottawa, where I did web writing, web analytics, and search engine optimization. It was pretty neat, but sitting at home all day reading literary criticism, poems, and novels is more fun.

In my undergrad I wrote for and eventually edited Volume 42 of Golden Words Newspaper at Queen’s University. It’s a comedy paper. We basically sat around on office from noon on Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday morning. We wrote stuff, hung out, and tried to put together 12-24 pages of content. We exchanged advertising space for pizza and Pakistani cuisine, which we then used to bait new writers and layout/graphics staff.

I’m starting this blog because I like writing stuff and organizing my thoughts by writing stuff, and—aside from a few tongue-in-cheek haikus—Twitter’s 140 characters just doesn’t always cut the mustard, y’know?