A circuit-board-inspired drawing of a human brain

The Writing Block

I’ve been having a lot of trouble this weekend. I’m so close to finishing a chapter that it’s really embarrassing that I can’t do it. It’s awful. I spend a lot of time, believe it or not, thinking about Alzheimer’s disease. My grandmother suffered through it and I was in the house when her body […]

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The Dissertation Fellowship convenes.

The Importance of Fellowship

Absolutely no one is shocked to hear that I’m a complete nerd. I even hang out with nerds. It’s kind of hard not to do that anymore, to be utterly frank, since it has become acceptable to admit that you’re a nerd about something. Of course, I’m not just a nerd about something. I’m a nerd about almost […]

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A hole in a manuscript page shows the page below it.

Something Missing…

You know what I don’t seem to talk about much on my blog, which I’ve titled “The Digital Medieval”? No, no…if you look at the archives, I talk about digital crap all the time. What I don’t talk about nearly enough is medieval stuff, and there’s a reason for that. I’m not saying it’s a […]

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The sky as seen from the 2nd floor walkway on the south side of the Humanities Building on the UNM Campus

Onward and Upward, One Baby Step at a Time

I shouldn’t be too pleased with myself, but I guess I feel like anything I accomplish is worth some sort of celebration. I managed to write around 450 words today for the dissertation. Again, I’m ashamed of how little that is and I’m doubly ashamed of making any sort of a big deal out of […]

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Notebook-style doodles

Why can’t I write?

One of the biggest reasons why I don’t like journaling is that it seems that I just spin my wheels. It feels like I’m just sort of talking into empty space. When I talk to people, I have the opportunity to actually engage in discourse. I think differently. I seek solutions and different ways to […]

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A single bare tree in the foreground, with mist shrouding other trees in the distance; frost covers the grass

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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