Last Friday, I had a conversation with some lovely humans (if you were one of them: I am happy to name you, but also respect that you may not want to appear in someone’s self-indulgent, meandering, and emotional diary entry). After we ended the call, the conversation kept turning over in my mind. Between then… Continue reading Things left unsaid: reflections on academia, aspirations, and accountability; or approximately 2100 words about heartbreak and failure
Well, the world is nothing like it was when I last wrote here. At the University of Washington, we wrapped up the final weeks of our winter quarter remotely. The official announcement of campus closures was made on my birthday. A rapid transition to remote courses for Spring (and later Summer), a statewide “Stay-at-Home” order,… Continue reading Three
I had really meant to maintain a regular journal last Autumn but to be perfectly candid: my first quarter of graduate school was rough and I felt locked in a constant struggle to keep up with much of anything. I did begin writing a few times and I’m glad for the record and reflections, but… Continue reading Two
I’m a collector of words; maybe some of them will be a beacon. I hope (lol) to continue updating this. “So you must wake up every morning knowing that no promise is unbreakable, least of all the promise of waking up at all. This is not despair. These are the preferences of the universe itself:… Continue reading Some words (from other people) about hope
Originally, my plan was to create a blog just to document “Bread Science Weekend” experiments, but I’ve decided to try this new thing where instead of writing only for myself (or only for a very small group of pre-screened friends and family and Facebook’s “On this Day” feature), I produce a shared record of my… Continue reading Hello, world!