Jamie Bradburn's Newsletter

  • June 13, 2017 8: The Semi-Obligatory Canada 150 Installment

    Confession: I won’t be in Canada on July 1. I won’t be far away—across the lake catching performances by family members at the Rochester International Jazz Festival

  • April 29, 2017 7: Spring is Here, Spring is Here...

    Yeah, this is the first newsletter I’ve written for a while. Things have been hectic here, from long-term projects to the small matter of getting married

  • September 16, 2016 6: So About This Summer...

    Hello there –been awhile, hasn’t it? I hadn’t intended a summer newsletter hiatus—or worse, permanent hiatus, as sometimes happens—but it’s been a hectic season, one full of peaks and vall...

  • June 21, 2016 5: Book 'em, Dano

    Lately, I’ve raided the shelves of the Toronto Public Library, borrowing bagfuls of books of conversations and theories about the art of history. One passage that struck a chord with how I aim to pr...

  • May 17, 2016 4: Computer Age

    Computers and I have a complicated relationship. I depend on them for my livelihood, as manual typewriters aren’t practical with modern technology. They allow me to conduct plenty of research at hom...

  • April 22, 2016 3: Music, Walking, and Weddings

    Confession: portions of the first draft of this week’s newsletter were written on a napkin while listening to my fiancée Louisa’s father play at a tr...

  • April 05, 2016 2: Fathers and Baseball

    This week marks 15 years since my father passed away. I posted on Facebook that I sometimes imagine that in an alternate universe, Dad is spending his semi-retirement as my research assistant/copy edi...

  • March 22, 2016 1: Big Premiere Issue

    Welcome to the debut edition of my newsletter. Depending on when you read this, it could be a pleasant accompaniment to your morning beverage, a procrastination aid at work, or the latest insomnia cur...