Around a year ago, I pulled the plug on the PhD because it was, and had been, doing more harm than whatever potential academic achievement I might attain (or not) could justify. I have been raised with the idea that you always keep trying, and you will get there in the end, so quitting did … More One Year into the Unknown
Thing One: For what its worth (i.e. my tiny little outlet versus their huge one, but I made a promise to rally for contributors a long time ago…), I know that Public History Commons are looking for contributors to their History@Work series. The stories there tell of fascinating tales of researchers’ quests to find more … More Two Things
Apologies for the belated entry! Many people (or maybe it is just me) float through their lives today without thinking about the little details that might make day-to-day life a little better (or worse). Such as funny names. Everybody likes a funny name, no? The other day, a friend and colleague of mine was discussing … More Academented Christmas, day the twenty-second – semantics part two
While on the subject of travel, an office colleague, who is rapidly becoming a Scandiphile, was asking me about bureau de change matters – namely, how money is referred to in different countries. This was the resulting list. It could be worth noting that while Hong Kong uses HKD – Hong Kong Dollars for the … More Academented Christmas, day the twenty-first – semantics
Today’s post is actually a public service announcement. If you, especially if you are an early career researcher who does not have huge budget freedoms, wish to travel to China for work or leisure, I say, excellent for you! The road, rail, and air networks are relatively expansive, and there should be a way to … More Academented Christmas, day the twentieth – Chinese trains
Granted, this is not so much a review as an excerpt from a review used as a blurb. There are days when the PhD questions their own interests in using clear language to explain complicated scientific proceedings to other people, and the wisdom in choosing to do so in academese (~academic writing, with it’s sometimes … More Academented Christmas, day the nineteenth – book review
Aside from various campus buildings, university areas are a hot-bed of places to eat (food of varying origins and quality). Some of these places will choose to decorate seasonally, which is often an appreciated mood-enhancer on grey days. Although the tinsel did not improve the mood of this snowperson.