‘Jambalaya’. I like this word. The first time I heard it was when I watched Mrs. Doubtfire, over a decade ago. I watched it again recently, and laughed as much as I did when I first saw it! From the images I’ve seen, it’s a meal that looks colourful and has an assortment of ingredients. As an analogy it best describes my life and my current educational pursuits. Like a Jambalaya, I find that a PhD can be an alluring and delectable experience taking much time and skill to prepare. Other times, it also feels like a random and confused mismatch of my ideas on politics, media, technology, and geography.