Photo Credit (Note: This post contains lots of Christian denomination speak, and if you aren’t familiar with that topic, this may all seem a bit foreign–not to mention unnecessary. Suffice it to say that the denomination I grew up in was a huge part of my identity for a long time, and I carried lots… More Presbotist
Photo Credit As I explained in an earlier post, I earn my tuition waiver and stipend by teaching freshman composition. It’s a really common practice at large universities, and chances are that if you attended a big school, you had graduate students for instructors at some point. It’s a great deal for university administration because… More 4 Things I Love About Teaching Freshmen
Hey there, folks. Michael and I are back in Alabama for a super special wedding this weekend: my partner in crime, my favorite (okay, only) brother is getting married, and we’re here to celebrate him and his wonderful wife. The next few days will be full of joy and festivities, but it will be kinda… More The Wedding Month
(This is Part 3 of a short series I’m doing on graduate school. I hope it will be helpful if any of you out there are considering grad school. If you’re interested, you can read Part 1 and Part 2. If you’re not so interested, thanks for bearing with me – we’ll be back to… More Academic Hoops and Hoop-la: How I Make the Big Bucks
The past few days have been glorious summer. The sky is that deep, deep blue that feels like the essence of blue. The trees and grass are rich late summer green, and a breeze keeps the sun from completely baking you. When you stand under the shade of a tree, the world feels very nearly… More Here is the World
We all have our different coping techniques and tools for handling life’s tough stuff, whether that be OCD, depression, or obnoxious neighbors. Some of them work better than others. I realize, though, that I have neglected to share with y’all one of my favorites. I can’t take credit, though. It comes from the following fine… More Dinosaur vs. OCD
In case you missed it, check out Part 1. I can answer that questions in six words: I want to be a professor. What all does that entail? After all, professors are notorious for being radical liberals with cushy tenure jobs, pretentious asses who have never known a day’s work in their lives. Right? I… More Academics Hoop and Hoop-la: Why Grad School?