I don’t know what to write about this week. I don’t feel like writing this week.
We are all Keynesians now. This quote, usually attributed to Richard Nixon, is really believed to have been said by Milton Friedman. What Nixon actually said was “I am a Keynesian in economics now.” Both statements are powerful in the fact that they come from people who are ideologically on the right. They are in … Continue reading In Honor of Darwin Day
With regards to what has happened over the past two days (and what will likely continue as an ongoing saga), I cannot add anymore to the outrage. The wrongness of this executive order has been said many times and more eloquently by many more people than anything I could say. If I do have to… Continue reading Reflections on the Past Week: 1/22/17
So remember how I said last week how I hated not getting anything done? I didn’t get much done this week. And yet…I don’t feel like shit? It’s strange. Usually I feel terrible for not doing anything. I almost always have a fear that I’m perpetually falling behind everyone, in every aspect. Whenever I don’t… Continue reading Reflections on the Past Week: 1/15/2017
It feels strange to make what you love doing as a career. You simultaneously want and are obligated to do work. Wanting to do work is sort of constant; your enthusiasm for it never really changes. I liken it to eating my favorite food, eggs. I never really get massive cravings for them, because I… Continue reading Reflections on the Past Week: 1/8/2017
So, not much happened this week. School starts this week, but I currently have little expectation so I can’t really talk about non-existent items. Besides, this is reflections on the past week, not expectations on the coming week. So, all in all not much to talk about… … Yep… … *whistles*… … … P.S.… Continue reading Reflections on the Past Week: 1/1/16
…a new year. This is going to be fucking shit.
Ugh… That’s all I can really say about last week. Ugh… Winter’s come in with an absolute vengeance. Currently, we’re getting temperatures of single digits, -15 to -10 degrees in Celsius. Snow is falling like crazy which is bad as I have to commute to university. This has all slowed my academic progress considerably as… Continue reading Reflections on the Past Week: 12/11/16
It’s like I dream when I die I wake up I see all the people I disrespected and try to make up One thing that’s never really talked about when it comes to academia is the social struggle. The mental side of it all — doing research, writing publications, getting grants — is obviously very… Continue reading Reflections on the Past Week: 12/4/16