For all the complaining I did about Moncton, I will admit that it was an important experience. I met some great people, learned about Acadian culture, and I learned a thing or two about living with college students. The other thing I picked up is a taste for some French music. For those of you looking for something a little different go check out Swing, Zachary Richard, or 1755 (the Beatles of Acadia).
I wish I could elaborate but I just can't....
BTW if anyone knows who Yervant Terzian (not the Cornell astronomer) is, let me know. I'll be living with him come September and he didn't leave any contact info. I'll be happy if someone could shed light on the cultural/ethnic origin of that name.
Also for those of you who were curious as to which books I read in Moncton, here's the list:
-No Logo by Naomi Klein
-Generals and Scholars (Korean history)
-Saboteurs (about the German spys that landed in the US during WWII)
-Billions and Billions by Carl Sagan
-a half biography on Winston Churchill (up to 1915)
-Paper Fan (Terry Gould's search for a particular Chinese gangster)
-Hoffa's Man (A look at Teamster history)
-A Ride In The Neon Sun (a travelogue of a British cyclist through Japan)