Monthly Archives: July 2010

“Happy PhD!”

I was over at postacademic‘s place reading about those famously awkward conversations between academics and non-academics. Like the time my uncle, upon discovering I was enrolling in a PhD program (I already had an M.A.), exclaimed with exasperation, “How much … Continue reading

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Is Job Training For The Poor Pointless?

Yes. Well, okay, it may not be totally pointless all the time. But I think it is mostly pointless much of the time. You say you want me to elaborate on this Pearl of Wisdom? I’d be delighted. The same … Continue reading

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Birthday Serendipity

On Tuesday, I took the #2 train to central Brooklyn to read and to do arts and crafts with some children living in a homeless shelter. I got there early and walked around the neighborhood a bit. What do you … Continue reading

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I’m Not Sad About Leaving Academia

Fuck it. It’s kind of strange really. The internet is full of sorrowful bloggers, agonized dissertators, and post-academic therapists trying to figure out (or help others figure out) what else they can do or what their lives are supposed to … Continue reading

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