A Slight Setback

Last night I received an email from the Picton Castle, which represents a slight setback in plans for going on a voyage. Due to COVID-19, they have opted to push the trip back until Summer of next year. Given that I registered for Leg 3 of the journey, this means that I may not be joining the ship until October/November…

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It’s a Long Way to Nuka Hiva

Because of COVID-19, the planned route of the Picton Castle has changed a couple of times over the previous few months. Legs 1 and 2 merged into a combined Leg 1/2, and some destinations were removed from the itinerary after the departure date moved to September. Even now the route remains subject to change. Still, excitement at the prospect of…

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A Long Anticipated Adventure

On April 1st, 2019, I finally submitted my PhD thesis. My research topic focused on entity linking in text-based cultural heritage collections, a phrase which I have repeated so often that it has lost all meaning. My PhD was not a short one. By the end, I had spent more than five years chipping away at what almost always felt…

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