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creativity, perfectionism and Drama Queens - A little life Update

I like to think of myself as a creative person. I make up my own characters in the stories I write, I love drawing and making something new. 2,308 more words

Lifestyle

What kind of conversations do you want to have: A Reminder to venture outside your self-obsessed life

Hello Mistral Spirit. I’ve missed you. In 8 years of blogging, and 17 years of LIVING, I’m quite familiar with my fluttery ways – essays and books and academic ramblings for a few months straight, then self-help and lifestyle and art for some. 1,008 more words

Academia

"Kant" Revisited: Our Expensive and Useless Education

There’s a lot more that needs to be said about this episode.

I believe that I wrote this back in March and upon review I don’t necessarily agree with everything that was said. 3,305 more words

On being a brown American

I just got back from lunch with a dear friend of mine. We hadn’t seen each other in over a year because I live in the city and she lives in a rural town about 6 hours away. 453 more words

Fraudulent academic journals are growing

Gina Kolata in the NY Times has been running a good series of articles on fraudulent academic publishing. The basic business model is an unholy alliance between academics looking to enhance their resumes, and quick-buck internet sites. 132 more words

Tech Management

Visioning

The latest white paper on the future of tectonics is out. The product of a workshop and months of work, this is a document meant to help NSF figure out what to fund. 226 more words

Academia

what nonacademics should understand about taxing graduate school

There are many bad provisions in the proposed tax legislation. This isn’t even the worst of them. But it’s the one that most directly affects my corner of the world. 1,322 more words

Academia