Archive for July, 2013

Staying on the tenure track when you probably won’t get tenure

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 […]

Bulbs from my mother

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 earth. Stone. The smell of water. I could grow anything. I will tell you this. […]

While you’re waiting for the bus

Stuff worth reading Is Organic Agriculture ‘Affluent Narcissism?’ How murderers tell stories: director Joshua Oppenheimer on ‘The Act of Killing’ What happens during the dying process? Does Europe Exist? Skepticism is a nicer word than hatred: say what you mean and be careful of the spelling. These two 15-year-olds chased down a kidnapper on their […]

While you’re waiting for the bus

Stuff worth reading How to understand the career trajectory of Larry Summers Fake it til you make it Too few cooks for NYC’s Elite Kitchens Pay employees shit then act surprised when you can’t get employees who know what they’re doing

While you’re waiting for the bus

Stuff worth 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 […]

Tenure, She Wrote

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.