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It’s good to have hobbies…

Yesterday I spent a little time talking about the fact that grad school is a difficult thing to do, both in terms of the work that one must complete and the environment in which one must exist. Today I’m going to write a little bit more on the subject, but rather than complain, I’m going […]

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The Holidays in Academia

Not all of my posts here will be long, introspective rants or thoughts about tech. Sometimes I’m just going to flat out complain. I’d worry about it more if the function of this blog weren’t to be a sort of dumping ground for words to help me get writing the stuff I actually need to […]

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Academic Gratitude

It would be bad form for me to start a post about gratitude without first thanking Flickr user Purdman1, who made the featured image for this post available for use under creative commons. The image was taken at TEDxBuffalo, and I think that this is a great idea. Once things simmer down here a bit […]

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What this is all about

This is not the first incarnation of this site, or indeed even of this blog. Long ago, when the Internet was young and free, I started this site and this blog as a part of a course I was taking with Dr. Fred Gibbs at the University of New Mexico. The course, a seminar on […]

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