Archive for June, 2014

While you’re waiting for the bus

Stuff worth reading The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China Extraordinary sexism in China Sarah Ditum on Andrea Dworkin: Sex as terrorism. Berms, Bjarke and the Big U: Soft post-Sandy strategies Will my grandchildren learn to drive? I expect not Goodbye, driving, but unfortunately not cars.

While you’re waiting for the bus

Stuff worth reading Tor founder Tom Doherty on publishing without DRM I feel less sorry for Hachette, but it still sucks to be one of their authors Mind the gap: Incomes, college majors, gender, and higher ed reform. “the next time you see someone arguing that only fools major in art history, remind them that the […]

I finished my PhD proposal, take 2

When I initially finished my PhD proposal, I wrote this lackluster post, but after a month of sitting with my accomplishment I am super proud. At first I was just sort of ashamed that it took me 2.3 years into my PhD to finish writing my proposal (2.6 if you count my medical leave), but then […]

This is what it looks like when a migraine drug is working

In mid-April, I started a new medication for my migraines. I actually tried topamax almost 15 years ago, but had to quit due to the side effects. My current neurologist dosed me up very slowly and took my concerns about being able to speak and read seriously, both minimizing the side effects and making them easier […]