Friday began as a normal day. I woke up at my usual time and got ready for work. But as I walked downstairs I immediately noticed that I was wearing a suit. Then a relieving thought struck me – it’s Friday – so I headed back upstairs to shed the suit and put on some jeans. I didn’t think again about it until later that day when I was outside in downtown Calgary. It was a warm day (which unfortunately is unusual in Mid-May in Cowtown) and there were many people outside.
When I broke my two year hiatus from blogging I mentioned that I was going to take a different approach this time around – less “business” and “advice” driven posts, and more raw, honest, philosophical, or even random musings. More intrinsically motivated (even if the cost is less readers) and less “tactical” posts. Well today’s post is a perfect example of what I mean.
I’m excited to announce that I’m starting my LLM (Master of Laws) at Duke University this summer. I will be moving to North Carolina solo until Christmas and then Meg and the kids will join me in the new year for an adventure. It is my intention to stay for my Doctorate so that I can transition from my position as an Adjunct Law Professor and become a full time Law Professor. More on this (and how grateful I am for Meg’s support in this journey) below.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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