Archive for November, 2010
crip non haiku by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha he says you didn’t seem like yourself that day i say this is my self crunching my forehead to stay in the palace of words lamaaze breathing through pain spikes asking for a vicodin with a shaking hand
I’m working on a proposal due Monday and I’m really struggling. What little progress I’ve made today has been to the accompaniment of Los Angeles by Flying Lotus.
But this video helps.
I know a lot of people in graduate school. Some of them are happy, some of them are miserable. Most are determined to finish no matter what. But that’s not always a good idea. Grad school (and academia in general) is awful at allowing scientists to have a life outside of work. And when you’re […]
Instead of paying for decent healthcare or public transit, our government is paying, quite literally, for more cheese. Coming out can be really, really hard. But funny, too: “I think I’m… well, um… a bicycle.” Overcoming gender essentialism is also really, really hard. But it’s so worth it. Cheating is a huge problem in our […]
I’m frustrated and a wee bit overwhelmed at work today. How’s your day? I bet it’s better now that you’ve seen these exquisite boots.
One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced in communicating science (apart from my own struggles to explain things clearly without losing the interest of my audience), is the Dunning-Kruger effect, which Wikipedia gleefully defines as a cognitive bias in which an unskilled person makes poor decisions and reaches erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive […]