Archive for August, 2013

What would you ask for?

My migraines have been slowing my PhD progress way down. At my current level of migraine, I’m going to have half the time of a normal student to do my PhD. I’m fortunate to be in a really supportive environment, but I need to do a better job using that support. My advisor and committee have […]

While you’re waiting for the bus

Stuff worth reading When Your (Brown) Body is a (White) Wonderland Actually, Miley’s dance was newsworthy. The Federal Budget Is Like Your Family’s Budget! Mothers are not ‘opting out’ – they are out of options – Opinion The revival of old fashioned hobbies is (to some extent) about maintaining identity and creativity while living in […]


“Some people,” he said, “take off headfirst into any body of water and six glasses later someone in Haarlem gets typhoid from drinking their misery. God, take my hand and get me up out of this great argument—the more you go against your nature, the more you will know of it—hear me, Heaven! I’ve done […]

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Stuff worth reading You’re a Part-Timer: How Corporate America Used the Great Recession to Turn Good Jobs Into Bad Ones. A Nation Unhinged: The Grim Realities of “The Real American War” We Don’t Even Know What We Don’t Know MAP: Global Flood Damage Could Exceed $1 Trillion Annually by 2050 Installing robust protective infrastructure that […]

Allies vs. role models

Even when the people around you are interested in stamping out oppression, if they haven’t experienced it or spent much time listening to the people they’re interested in helping, they often can’t help you. A particularly funny example from gilly‘s comment over on Tenure She Wrote. I asked my (male) PhD adviser how I should […]

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Stuff worth reading The Military Mindset Behind ‘Stop & Frisk.’ The economic and cultural dominance of Filipino sailors I love how “augmenting their masculinity” means treating women better. The opposite is often true. Gasoline lead may explain as much as 90 percent of the rise and fall of violent crime over the past half century […]