A Thousand Flappers and Hobbledehoys

not merely superfluous, but ridiculous

Archives: Pedagogical Ambivalence, part 1

Jobs are, by definition, things that nobody wants to do.  They are things that people pay you money to do to rather than the thing you actually want to do, … Continue reading

4 July 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: The Perfect Month

Okay, so that was a little longer than I expected… It turns out that teaching a one-semester class in 4.5 weeks takes, um, all of the time.  And so my … Continue reading

1 July 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: Regularity

When I started grad school, I saw it as an opportunity to wipe the undergrad slate clean, get rid of my old habits like procrastination and tardiness.  I had acquired … Continue reading

23 May 2013 · 1 Comment

Archives: Going Dark

I’ve got a week left for final papers- writing mine, grading my students’.  My updates here have already slowed down considerably, and I need to get off the internet already … Continue reading

6 May 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: Fear of Autobiography

So as usual, I am up too late with too much to do and not enough done.  The good news is that my sleep schedule has become so destabilized that … Continue reading

30 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: The Trouble With Teaching

The central paradox of teaching is that you have to get your students enthusiastic about something that you always thought was interesting.  It’s not surprising that the embittered, apathetic teacher … Continue reading

19 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: Restaurant Review: Wild Garlic Grill

So I’ve been more sporadic on the updates than I hoped, largely a result of sleeping too little, being surprisingly unproductive, and the usual conference grind that tends to take … Continue reading

18 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: The Days of Reading Nothing

A brief reprieve from the conference grind (only 3 meetings today!) left me with what should have been some spare time in which to get some reading done.  And I … Continue reading

13 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: The Conference Grind- Day 1

So I felt a little better today.  Not all the way better – I could still feel something screaming in the back of my head- but I seemed capable of … Continue reading

12 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: Loss

So here are the facts.  Right now, that’s all I can bring myself to start with. The picture at the top of this post shows me with two other people, … Continue reading

11 April 2013 · 1 Comment
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