Category Archives: Academia

slowing down

To say that we are stretched thin right now would be a massive understatement. This morning, after attending May’s baby book club, I dropped C. off at daycare and returned home to unclog a kitchen sink, unpack from a weekend … Continue reading

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finding an academic job

Although this blog claims to be about academia, I’ll be the first to recognize that I spend very little time writing about that subject. It’s far easier to talk about biking or parenting or intercultural relationships and, despite expecting the … Continue reading

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I didn’t mean to step away and not write for the past week and a half. I even have a dozen or so post ideas floating around in my mind. But what I don’t seem to have much of anymore … Continue reading

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back to school

The last time I wrote about my uncertain navigation of academia, I concluded my post by writing “And I have to trust that things will work out, even if I can’t forsee how they’ll work out, simply because everything always works out … Continue reading

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how to fail your five-year-plan

{This photo has nothing to do with this post but serves to remind you to get out and ride a bike!} While still a grad student, I put together a grand five year plan, outlining exactly where I expected and … Continue reading

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