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How (not) to quit

Deciding to quit a PhD is hard. Even for me, working in the lab version of Askaban, arriving at my final decision was a prolonged and painstaking process.  1,093 more words


12, 13, 14

The last two weeks have been a mixed bag – a sentiment I have repeated often over the course of these last couple of months. And while I have been absent from this blog, I have much to share. 477 more words

Home and Home

After an all-too-indulgent weekend, I climbed into a Lyft at San Jose Airport, headed back to my apartment in Palo Alto.

“Headed home?”

I stumbled a little. 595 more words

Spiritual Writing

Viva Survivor

On Thursday 14th June 2018, I successfully defended my PhD thesis viva voce. The panel identified a small number of minor corrections they wanted me to address, but they actively encouraged me to do these within 24 hours (they really were the embodiment of  1,172 more words



Struisbaai sunsets are always stunning; but on this particular day the golds, purples, and reds set the sky on fire. Over by the harbour, fishers disembarked and offloaded their day’s catch.  58 more words


New Blog

Hi, my name’s David. I’ve just completed my Master’s degree in Theoretical Physics, which technically makes me unemployed. What better time to start a blog? 317 more words

New Blog