Archive for 2017
I started doing really well earlier this summer and had several weeks where I was able to do at least some work every single day. Then an environmental trigger I have no control over happened and I got stuck in bed again for more than 2 weeks. I’m slowly, slowly coming out of this cycle […]
The second book in Tanya Huff’s Peacekeeper series was released today, and I don’t know if I’ve got enough willpower to work instead of reading. I am SO EXCITED. The Peacekeeper series is a continuation of Huff’s very excellent Confederation series. I was annoyed by The Expanse for awhile because it’s obviously an inferior knock-off, […]
Deleting all of the data and half the analyses associated with your PhD and not realizing it for 20 minutes while RStudio keeps telling you the files you’re working on don’t exist. All praise to the glories of git and automatic backups!
In Laurie Penny’s most excellent review of Ivanka Trump’s book, she includes the following excerpt: Simply put, staking your claim means declaring something your own. Early in our country’s history, as new territories were acquired or opened—particularly during the gold rush—a citizen could literally put a stake in the ground and call the land theirs. […]
Someone told me that racism didn’t have a damn thing to do with Freddie Gray’s murder because the mayor of Baltimore was black. You’d guess right that kind of racist thinking came from someone who voted for Trump, but this idea that diversity protects you from racism/sexism/etc is prevalent across the board: I have never […]