Archive for March, 2014

How to make the most of medical leave

I went on medical leave this semester because of my migraines. As I get ready to go back to work, I have some advice for others who are going on medical leave over on Tenure, She Wrote. It might also have some useful tidbits for people who are struggling in their program and want to […]

How many bodies does it take to avoid crisis in your economic system?

Despite the growing evidence of brutality and the work of the Anti-Imperialist League, some of the trade unions in the United States supported the action in the Philippines. The Typographical Union said it liked the idea of annexing more territory because English-language schools in those areas would help the printing trade. The publication of the […]

While you’re waiting for the bus

Stuff worth reading Private Disability Insurance: Tactics so Despicable I Can’t Believe They’re Legal Just because you’re too sick to work doesn’t mean you’re sick enough for disability payments. The thorium solution to climate change. Leading Russian historian sacked for comparing Ukraine invasion to Sudetenland Scientists Condemn New FDA Study Saying BPA Is Safe: “It […]

In the name of the market

In the Senate, Albert Beveridge spoke, January 9, 1900, for the dominant economic and political interests of the country: Mr. President, the times call for candor. The Philippines are ours forever. … And just beyond the Philippines are China’s illimitable markets. We will not retreat from either. … We will not renounce our part in […]

While you’re waiting for the bus

Stuff worth reading Elizabeth Warren Pens a Book, Is Still Totally Not Running for President Elegy for a Country’s Seasons by Zadie Smith. rhamphotheca: Because if this doesn’t make your day better nothing can Spain, a developed market democracy, gets 10 to 20 times as much infrastructure … We could build it better Peter Van […]

Weekend at the gallery: Harris, Burtynsky, Carr

This weekend it was rainy, as it often is this time of year here, but I was feeling good and wanted to do something. So I went to the art gallery. I saw five exhibitions, which required a break for lunch and a nap afterwards and was a fantastic way to spend the day. Two […]