Category Archives: Real Life

For the love of all things good, get vaccinated

Read any news outlet–measles, a disease declared in 2000 to have been eradicated in the United States, has now infected nearly 100 people across at least a dozen states with no sign of slowing down just yet. The single glimmer … Continue reading

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Cutting distractions loose

I recently made an unpleasant decision after a very unpleasant confrontation, and though I do regret the immediate impetus for my decision, I also recognize that this decision probably should have been made long before reaching this point. Allow me to … Continue reading

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Necks are absolutely essential

Because without them, I would’ve forgotten my head somewhere by now. But probably wouldn’t have even realized it yet. This week has been a whirlwind. My collaborators and I are trying to get a research paper out (or, at least, … Continue reading

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Weddings: the best and worst

Everything you hear about wedding planning really is true; obviously there’s a continuum and everyone’s mileage will inevitably vary, but you’ll more than likely run into some person or another airing their dirty laundry. It sucks. It sucks that the … Continue reading

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The Job Hunt

Since the start of October, I’ve been in full-on job-hunting mode. Courtesy of Ph.D. Comics, this pretty much sums up how I feel: Something any prospective doctor of philosophy should know: academic and industry hiring processes are very different. Universities are going … Continue reading

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How to remember 2013

2013. So much to say about it. The downside is my gut check, instinctual response goes something like this. In many concrete, quantifiable ways, 2013 was frustrating. Running didn’t go particularly well. I didn’t even finish half of my 101 … Continue reading

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