Sometimes I worry that I shouldn’t be in graduate school, that because my migraines may make the standard tenure track job impossible for me, I should be pursuing something else. But I’ve watched so many talented friends flounder for months or years on the job market working soul sucking jobs with employers who think you should pay for the privilege of working for them. I like graduate school and it’s paying me enough to get by and beat back my student loans a bit. Why would I quit now? I’ve written a bit more about this over on Tenure, She Wrote.
July 29, 2013
From 3QD: What the Old Woman Said I will tell you this. There was a garden by the pump. Fallow land given me. My father built flowerbeds. Offshoots of paths. Geometric patterns. Cuttings. Bulbs from my mother. The texture of … Continue reading
Why Don’t Americans Take More Vacations? Blame It on Independence Day History ruins all the holidays.
Is long-term solitary confinement torture? We jail and torture an enormous proportion of our population.
Marion Bartoli wins Wimbledon, defeating Sabine Lisicki <3
Dwelling on the positives The tenure track is hard, but if you love it, it might be worth it.
Home Economics: The Link Between Work-Life Balance and Income Equality I’m starting to use people’s opinion of /Lean In/ to gauge assholishness.
The Straight, White Dudes’ Guide to Discussing Diversity This is also good advice for people who want to make apps that are not a giant waste of time.
July 5, 2013
I’m really excited to be part of the new collaborative blog, Tenure, She Wrote. Check out the inaugural post on mentoring by Acclimatrix and read about all the other cool women involved.