Thursday, April 27, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
UD is spot on...
That a number of the players drive SUVs slightly less gargantuan than Hummers, for instance, is not an innocent fact. I don’t have to leave it alone for fear of being labeled a stereotyper. Some people like aggressive and intimidating cars because these cars reflect their own propensity toward violence. Liking to scare and intimidate other people and flaunt their superiority to them, these same people tend to purchase vast and expensive houses that make people who enter them feel small, overwhelmed by the thought of their owners’ financial muscle.
Is there a word for these people? Yes. It’s “Americans.” Millions of Americans are like this. They use their considerable wealth to shut out the non-wealthy world and to keep it at arm’s length when they have to be out and about in it (hence the virtually armored cars). They raise their children with a sense of their untouchable superiority to others.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Gettin' through...playin' the game...
Frank n’ Stein point out that you should choose your dissertation chair and committee wisely. Yes, this advice is obvious, but it is amazing how many students I work with have picked their main professor on the basis of scholarly expertise, despite evidence that the person is a narcissistic jerk. With funny (and accurate) profiles of typical professors, the authors explain in detail what you should be looking for and what you should avoid when choosing your dissertation advisor. You’ve got to dodge inattentive, incompetent and malevolent advisors in order to get out. And they point out the often-overlooked importance of making sure your committee members work well together.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
What am I missing?
What am I missing here? This seems duh to me.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
-Sign at a coffee shop in the Cincinnati airport.
Monday, April 03, 2006
Will come up for air soon
Off to AERA end of this week, just back from a trip to Florida working here, which is situated here.