Reflections on the Past Week: 12/11/16

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

Reflections on the Past Week: 12/4/16

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

Reflections on the Past Week: 11/27/16

Academia is hard. Really hard. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly hard it is. This past week has been tough on me. There’s a lot to do in academia and crunch time is upon me. It’s my 5th year and though many might say I’m making good progress, I don’t feel like I… Continue reading Reflections on the Past Week: 11/27/16

Reflections on the Past Week: 11/13/2016

Not sure what to write about this week. It’s hard for me to have a blog. I’m not the most emotive person. In fact, I react negatively when truly emoting. It’s also quite hard for me to talk about my research. It’s hard to explain mathematics without pictures. Mathematics is quite abstract, jargon heavy, and… Continue reading Reflections on the Past Week: 11/13/2016

Reflections on the Past Week: 10/30/16

Generally, the same as last week. I’m sort of in a peat bog. Time for sports metaphors! No, I won’t be talking about the Cubs. Mostly cause every time I watched the game, they did poorly so I refused to watch history being made. Instead… Obligatory Arsenal comparison! So Arsenal tied this week against Sp*rs.… Continue reading Reflections on the Past Week: 10/30/16

Reflections on the Past Week: 10/16/16

Expect the unexpected as Plucky Duck would say. That’s the lesson of the week. In keeping with sports metaphors leading to life lessons, Arsenal tied with Middlesbrough and Ohio State lost to Penn State. With regards to Arsenal, they had been really advancing, winning 7 games straight and having gone unbeaten since the Liverpool opener.… Continue reading Reflections on the Past Week: 10/16/16