Greetings, Internet! Hope everyone’s staying as safe and sane as possible. We’ve passed the one-hundred day mark, so, break out the confetti (or something, I don’t know, I eventually just treated myself to a pretty bracelet). Oh, and Phase II of NYC reopening is happening, so that’s exciting. I’m kind of enjoying my rockstar hair … Continue reading Self-Isolation Diaries – Week 15
Greetings, Internet! First, an announcement: My NYT essay, “My Life with Paralysis, It’s a Workout” is going to be included in the anthology, About Us: Essays from the New York Times’ Disability Series. It will be published September 3rd, and I will use any and all opportunities to plug it until then, because holy moly, … Continue reading Onward to ABD!
Greetings, Internet! It’s been far too long. I’ve finally reached that point in my PhD program where I’m trusted to teach undergraduates (well, trusted enough to lead a discussion section), and to handle a massive research project that may or may not become a book. In other words, I’ve passed my general exams! What are … Continue reading How to Survive Your Generals (History PhD Edition)
Academic FOMO (Feeling of Missing Out, for any non-millennials who happen to be reading) is that feeling you get when you don’t think you’ve accomplished much as you approach the end of your summer “break” (to say break without quotations would be a lie). This feeling is exacerbated when you see your fellow grad students … Continue reading A Summer of Academic FOMO