Consistency being the hallmark of all popular content creators, I have posted another post. It’s mostly nonsense, but boy did it cheer me up! PLUS ULTRA!
Every semester will be different, yet every semester is the same. With all due respect to the Charlie Foxtrot that is the Spring of Covid-19 I think it’s time to disrupt the myth that a life in graduate school is one of relaxed reading, occasional writing, and laid-back teaching. I don’t know who needs toContinue reading “The Myth of Academic Leisure”
Caveat: the world is on fire right now. I am not talking about expecting more from my students. I am talking about how I could have done better. I knew how challenging it was to keep the attention of my small group of students in class. I was not prepared for how impossible it wouldContinue reading “Composition and Contagion: I feel like I failed”
I did not expect this show to have such a visceral effect on me. From the very first episode, I understood that the slow pace of the narrative was in part to instill a sense of dread, I also felt the pull of another force: an undertow of awe. That was the promise at least.Continue reading “Devs, or, How I binged this show to avoid work and ended up fucking my brain”
What do I even say? As Costco sends me the nine-millionth email featuring products I either don’t need or they don’t have and the sheer volume of “How We Are Dealing with the BLAH BLAH BLAH” emails would be overwhelming if complaining about didn’t focus on the unimaginable privilege I have at my own situationContinue reading “Composition and Contagion and Decomposition”