Category: Graduate Life

This is Ernie. Ernie is a cat. A cat has no self-doubt.

Post-Ac-Life: Sleeplessness and Productivity

Last night a friend and I texted back and forth about the “waiting game.” All of our PhD applications are in and now it’s just a matter of…

The State of English Studies: Scatalogical Addendum

I occasionally wonder if I take my work seriously. Sometimes, when I’m researching or writing, I find the thread of a theme and I grab on for dear…

Enyaraya!

While I was in Seattle, I got a chance to do a little research at the University of Washington. Their library is huge and intimidating, yet everyone was…

A Playground Metaphor for Jumping In

Once again I have been allowed to use a metaphor. This is what happens when you won’t give me a megaphone.

Lies I Tell Myself: Week $$%#$@#

I had started with good intentions, truly. But like all things that crash and burn, the flame of inspiration is the start. As I’m nearing the end of…

Lies I Tell Myself – Weeks 2 & 3

I will update my grad blog every week. I will get all my reading done before the school week starts. Using these principles, I bet I can revolutionize…

Lies I Tell Myself – Week 1

Oh, I’ll just breeze through this Joseph Campbell book. I can get a lot of work done at the Writing Center Three grad classes should be easier than…