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Goals, finishing, and freezing

The race started at 7:30 am.  We walked from our house to the starting line in the not-yet-dawn light.  It is a great idea to get an early start on the running season: get everybody psyched up and ready for a great spring, summer, and fall of running.   1,542 more words

Uncertainty

What is outside the Ivory Tower?

The Golden Plains.

That’s what I’ve taken to calling it in my mind, anyway.  Partly because one of the sights that never fails to pull at my heartstrings is a field of cornstalks as it ages into gold in the early autumn.   298 more words

Alt-ac

Happy Spring! And why I am fortunate

Is today the first day of spring?  Really?  It seems a bit… gray.  Colorless.  No flowers.  If you look closely, there are buds on some trees and the ground is now visible.   878 more words

Direction

Why another alt-ac, post-ac, leaving-academia blog?

There are plenty of these already.  Why add to the noise?

A semi-reasonable justification: from what I’ve seen poking around the web the past few years, many blogs about transitioning out of academia have a built-in expiration.   494 more words

Uncertainty

Remembering Jay Reatard - A Guy With a Guitar

I listened to a lot of Jay Reatard back in the Dianella Fishbowl Dayze (2007-2010), I even put his compilations of 7” single releases Matador Singles ’08 at the top of my list of albums of the year, published in whatever magazine I was working for at the time. 2,323 more words

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