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Field notes

Ivan Emke is an associate professor of social and cultural studies at Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland in Corner Brook.  But don't hold that against him.  He was raised amidst the sheep, cattle and chickens of a mixed farm in Bruce County, between the mighty Lake Huron and the pristine Georgian Bay.  Despite living in cities much of his adult life (so far...), he is a bit obsessed with the challenges of rural Canada.  "Field notes" is a blog of his reflections on rural Canada.  It is meant to intrigue, infuriate and inspire.

 His blog about his trip to South America can be found here

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The Nicaragua of My Imagination (part 1)

50 degrees to the south

Why We Need the Amish Here

How to complicate your life and lose your easy ideals

Good Morning Bolivia

Old people on buses

One path, two directions

Is travel a window or a mirror? Or both?

Catch of the Day

Who Are We? And Who Needs to Know?

Kicking at the Darkness

Another kind of visit

Dial '0' for rural

A New Meaning for a Tired Word

Summer brings new cases of core-phobia

Down on the farm ... in the big city

How a Garden Can Save Your Life

What Would Grenfell Do?

When a Word Goes Bad

My Canada Includes Rural