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InaDWriMo Wrap-up

The month of November has but 11 hours left, and with it, I bid farewell to InaDWriMo, the month in which I (and many other brave souls) pledged to make significant progress in our academic writing. I set before myself three goals: complete and submit a grant application; complete major revisions to a paper; and…

Thankful

It’s nice that Thanksgiving is here, and not just because I need a wee break from teaching. It’s also a very good reminder to me to look beyond the challenges and annoyances that seem to appear daily, and see instead the big good things in my life. And when I squint my eyes just right,…

Silver linings

Well, my data collecting trip could have gone better. Besides the 2″ of snow, and the fact one participant had to bow out (hopefully to be rescheduled soon), I discovered that one of my participants was not actually at the company I was visiting, but at a competitor’s company. In another state. Needless to say,…

A-collecting data we will go!

I’m back at the ranch of the Aged Parents, and preparing to COLLECT REAL DATA tomorrow. It may be that it is supposed to snow 1.5″ tomorrow and I have to drive 4 hours, it may be that one of my participants canceled on me at the last minute, but by tomorrow, I really really…

InaDWriMo Week 3: And then it all fell apart

Having worked on my writing every day for the first two weeks of November, I concluded last week feeling rather optimistic about InaDWriMo’s success in getting me to increase my productivity. But I was also very tired. And in order to make time for writing every single day, I was working longer hours (i.e., seeing…

Dynamic equilibrium, a geological haiku

Mountain streams erode but isostatic uplift keeps relief the same A humble contribution to the geological haiku meme, originated by survat, with a listing of contributions by Chris R.

Jumping into the breech, Isis has called for posts on, “My Science is Hotter than Dr. Isis’s Naughty Monkeys Because…” by midnight on December 1. So get your posts in to Isis for what I’m sure will be an excellent carnival (although of course they are always excellent… ). In addition, skookumchick has called for…

InaDWriMo: Alice midweek 3

Since my public confession, I kind of have gotten my writing groove on. I think I’m ready to turn revision-paper #1 around (at least, send it to my mom to see what she thinks), and I’ve made progress on the gender-diss paper. Yay me! Now moving on to class prep, and meeting prep…

Five things meme

Isis tagged me for the five things meme that’s making the rounds (again, actually, I know I’ve done this one at least once before.) But this time I borrowed Abel’s idea and added a cool graphic that I got from takoma-bibelot on flickr. 5 things I was doing 10 years ago. working towards my undergraduate…

As Science Woman has noted, we’re moving into week 3 for InaDWriMo and my progress has been lamentable at best. I found no word count thingies, I am way behind on my gender dissertation paper, and I’m avoiding the resubmit paper. In good news, I’ve asked my graduate student for help on the gender theory…