Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Case for Marriage

I have been reading too many Chronicle of Higher Education pieces on the academic job market (on academia in general, really) and people’s personal lives (grad students getting married and hiring academic spouses).  These articles portray the work/life choices of … Continue reading

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On being dedicated to writing…

It is really strange having this blog all to myself where no one will find me unless I point them here.  I thought my incredible husband was my only reader, but I could not help myself and starting doing a … Continue reading

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The non-athlete weighs in

I did not grow up as a sports fan.  Sports—while slightly important to my father—were not part of my childhood experience.  I didn’t play them and I didn’t root for them.  Nowadays, I am only a Red Sox and Patriots … Continue reading

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Where is the collegial in college?

It is surprising that the words college and collegial share a common origin, yet they bear little resemblance to one another in my lived experience. I did not always feel this way about academia, because in the last six years … Continue reading

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“Community” building

A tale of two communities: Our family was invited to a get-together at a neighbor’s house this afternoon.  The get-together was a pseudo-block party but held in someone’s yard rather than publicly on a blocked off street.  During our early … Continue reading

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First post. For real this time.

Do you need a special kickoff post if you are starting a new blog?  Do you need to explain yourself, what you plan to do, what to expect?  Probably.  I could write about why I am choosing to blog.  I … Continue reading

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