Proper words in proper places, make the true definition of a style. Jonathan Swift, Letter to a Young Clergyman Full and lethargic from Christmas overindulgence, I am preparing to go back to work tomorrow. Specifically, I am preparing to get a 5.30 train to go to Oxford to deliver a paper to the British Society … Continue reading Confident Conferences, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Public Speaking.
Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing. Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation A PhD is not just the thesis. Ask any PhD student at any stage – except, perhaps, for the month or so leading up to their viva – and they’ll tell you that they’d love to spend more time writing the thesis, but they’ve … Continue reading Managing Multitasking
As you grow older, it becomes harder to feel 100 percent happy; you learn all the things that can go wrong, you become superstitious about tempting fate, about bringing disaster upon your life by accidentally feeling too good one day. Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet I'm coming into the third year of my PhD, and I'm currently … Continue reading Success and Superstition