An Appointment with Paris

August 1, 2010

About 2 hours ago I looked at the piles of clothing and miscellaneous stuff needed for this month long sojourn to Paris and realised that I was far from the super-organized person I usually am in these situations. But, then again experience is a double-edged sword. I’m about to walk out of the house, having […]

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Playlist for Paris

July 28, 2010

I’ve been trying to muster up some excitement and expectation for this Paris trip. I want to be reminded that I’m about to get to do something most people would be really excited about. I need a boost of the realisation that I get to hang out in one of the world’s most fabled cities […]

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Making up words

July 27, 2010

This week, Sarah Palin announced that she had made up a new word. Her word was refudiate. This is not a post about politics, or Sarah Palin, or Republicans, Democrats, bulls, elephants, bears, or donkeys. It is certainly not a post about electioneering or politicking, fly over states or filibustering. No, this is a post […]

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Blogging, public criticism, and searching my heart.

June 21, 2010

Sometimes I read a critical comment on mine own or another blog, or I look back at something i’ve written, and my heart drops. Sometimes it isn’t even a critical comment directed toward me but a word either “typed in anger” or with a, might i say, less than charitable heart. The other day, a […]

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A Petite Nun With a Large Presence: or, Xavier University’s MVP Sister Rose Ann Fleming

March 16, 2010

So, I’m following March Maddness from over here in Scotland. But with a twist – I’m looking at from the perspective of the Academic performance of the athletes. I wrote a post about the Academic Tournament yesterday and today I want to share with you the story of one faithful woman shepherding a team to […]

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Getting Caught in the Wash of a Jet Engine; or my unexpected itinerant life

March 16, 2010

When did my life become one in which I consider trans-atlantic and pan pacific flights at least semi-annually, have an unhealthy knowledge of American hub cities, get invited to Symposiums in Paris, apply for grants and bursaries and scholarships left and right, and actually travel to London, Cambridge and Oxford semi-regularly for research? Seriously. How […]

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So you want to know what we wished we’d known: Goannatree’s guide to Surviving Graduate School

March 12, 2010

This is a summary of the posts in the Things We Wish We’d Known When We Started Graduate School series. 10 things We Wish Someone Had Told Us When We Started Graduate School Things we wish Someone Had Told Us When We Were ABD Being a Graduate Student Spouse Do you have any specific questions […]

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Things We Wish We Knew When We Started Graduate School: Being a Graduate Student Spouse

March 1, 2010

 In this series on What We Wish We Knew Before We Started Graduate School, I thought it would be helpful to have the perspective of the spouse of a Graduate Student. As I mentioned in that first article, Graduate School is not for the faint of heart! Grace Schuler, wife of Dr. Steven Schuler, now […]

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Professorial fashion; or the art of looking like you could ‘profess’

December 14, 2009

“There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.” (Viriginia Woolf) So here we are. I am not ashamed to say that this […]

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Some folks you need to meet: The 12 days of blogging Christmas

December 9, 2009

Following L.L’s lead in freely sharing and promoting the work of others in her post Seedlings in Stone: 12 Days of Self-Promotion, Sorta and appropriate considering some of the wonderful bloggers over at HighCallingBlogs and their 12 Days of Community project I thought I’d join in. Sharing the work of others is one of the […]

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