At the final banquet of the International Auto/Biography Association conference in Banff earlier this year, we were all invited to write a six word memoir. It could be about anything. Ourselves. Our research. A celebrity. Whatever. Modelling ourselves after our students, we moaned, griped and groaned, but then diligently set to work. After overthinking the project I came up with something unique, erudite, and suitably esoteric based on my doctoral research. The perfect academic’s memoir. (and, conveniently, also something that would work on lolmythesis.com, if I so desired).
Right after the dinner, however, I realized that I should have written something much simpler:
Come From Away: Newfoundlander By Choice
That about encapsulates the conundrum of living here, I think.