Fish In The Field

It's pronounced "ghoti"

The degree as an excuse

I realized recently that I use getting my phd as an excuse for getting away with a lot of things. Mostly for being either a) ridiculous or b) grouchy. But … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The brilliant ideas of others

Right now I am sitting in the largest classroom space at the University (which, being a very small school is still not very big). It is full of people, crowding … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

My futures

There was an article in the New York Times a couple weeks ago about people who recently got their Ph.D.s having to find alternative qualified work outside of academia. Two … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

On recurring injuries

Two winters ago, it was January, just before the start of the spring semester. There was a lot of stressful stuff going on: difficulties communicating with my advisor (both getting … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Others’ futures

Unbeknownst to me, I have apparently become something of a mentor for other people. I guess this kind of thing happens, but I always thought I would have to take … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

To schmooze or not to schmooze

Be it irreverence, over-honesty, uncouth-ness, or what-have-you, I occasionally lack the social graces to properly schmooze. Not all the time, mind you. I learned well from my father the necessary … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

so. awkward.

Maybe someday, when I’m a real adult, I will be less awkward on the phone when I have to call other people to talk about science. Today is not that … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment