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Alice’s summer road trip

Okay. I’ve been back a week now, and am getting myself a little recombobulated, so now it’s time to jump back in to blogging. Thanks for your patience while I’ve been offline. Our trip out west was phenomenal. As I’ve mentioned, my parents have a cabin north of Vancouver, and it’s really the place we…

I’m back. In person, and online. And not all that thrilled about it, but I’ll cope. I’ll regale you with updates on our fab trip out west, and on how my fall is shaking out, including teaching and research plans, but I first have to finish reading a dissertation that is being defended tomorrow, and…

Dear asshat, When you are only carrying a small garment bag and attache case, and you encounter a mother struggling into the airport parking deck elevator with a toddler in hand, giant carseat over one shoulder, suitcase rolling behind and attache case over the other shoulder, the correct thing to do is NOT to say:…

Bringing babies to conferences

A. Non Mouse, who blogs over at NaCl and hv, has just written a great series of posts about her strategies for successfully bringing a baby to a conference. Check out her how-to posts on childcare, transportation, gear, and accommodations. This is a subject that is close to my heart, and one that I’ve written…

Alice is heading offline

Folks, I know my blogging has been near non-existent recently. I’ve just come back from yet another workshop (this time on engineering and identity – v. cool) and tomorrow we head out on vacation. We’re camping across the country, then spending some time with my folks in Canada, then camping back. I suspect the intertubes…

I’m off visiting a set of archives for the rest of this week – Karen Tonso and I are trying to cook up a cool research idea (to expand into a manuscript) about engineering and identity in relation to this project. However, my attention was recently drawn to an article by Peg Boyle Single in…

When I first started to go to conferences, I couldn’t see what people saw in them. I didn’t know anyone, I thought lots of the sessions were boring, and I found the whole thing overly stressful to deal with. Then I started making some friends who I would see at said conferences, and then started…

Hallo from Amsterdam!

I’m in Amsterdam, we’re having a great time, I’m totally jet lagged, and I have decided I love Dutch coffee. Thanks for the advice on things to do – my best decision so far was not biking. Here are some photos; I’ll try to update them when we next get some cheaper internet time (20…

JAM redux: a summary

Okay, so I have recovered from my visit to Washington, and my first JAM conference. Here are some highlights that are more edited than my lame live-blogging post is.

At JAM last week, a really useful session was conducted by Nakeina Douglas, an assistant professor in the L Douglass Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth. She also is involved in the Grace E Harris Leadership Institute, and teaches public policy and research methods. “What was so useful about her talk?”…