Beefing up on culture: from weightlifting to Winston Churchill

John D. Fair

John D. Fair

As a teenager (a 129 pound weakling) I found a passion for weightlifting. Since “beefing up” in college I’ve been a competitive weightlifter and powerlifter for over fifty years. Continue Reading ›

Books in Play: Sources for a Life

Thomas Henricks

Thomas Henricks

Why do lives turn in some directions and not others? That question is of special pertinence to academics who decide, presumably without coercion, to focus their energies on often highly specialized topics. Continue Reading ›

Landscapes of Identity: Memory, Spaces and Things

Joan Coutu

Joan Coutu

Coming from French-Canadian stock with a good dash of Scots and Irish, I am a legacy of Canada’s two imperial traditions. Continue Reading ›