Greetings, Internet! Well, we’ve made it to the half-year mark. I hope you’re staying as safe and sane as possible. This week I can finally share a song I wrote (here’s the SoundCloud link!), finished “The Umbrella Academy,” and finally got to see my bestie in person after six months of only seeing her on … Continue reading Self-Isolation Diaries – Week 26
Greetings, Internet! Hope everyone’s staying as healthy and sane as they are able. It’s been a week. We lost Chadwick Boseman and Tom Seaver. Everything kind of pales in comparison to that, along with the other generally terrifying things that are happening on a near-daily basis. But I suppose I can report on the bright … Continue reading Self-Isolation Diaries – Week 25
Greetings, Internet! Hope everyone’s as well as they can be. One of my reading groups came to an end, I learned how to harmonize, and I had my first weird covid dream! It involved Stephen Colbert for some reason? Oh, and it also involved a growing mountain that eventually consumed my high school. Like I … Continue reading Self-Isolation Diaries – Week 24
Greetings, Internet! Hope everyone’s doing as well as they can. I got drunk and ordered a lot of chocolate, finally learned how to properly harmonize, and watched a lot of the DNC. Daily summaries below! Day One Hundred and Fifty-Five (8/14/20) And I’m down to 30 subscribers. Alas. Did arm workouts while watching “The Great … Continue reading Self-Isolation Diaries – Week 23
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