Sharpen Your Axe

Today I have advice for you that I think is so important AND that I often fail to take myself. Maybe we can remind each other to do this...

Mystery Solved

I love this comic. I have seen it online several times. I am not sure of the original source or I'd give credit. Suffice to say, I...

IMPOSTER!

If you know me, you know that I try to be pretty transparent in my relationship with imposter phenomenon. First coined and explored by...

Reflection

I love this time of year. I like looking back. I do not love New Year's Eve in the party sense, but I do love it in the reflective sense....

Take a break.

I hope that things are going well for you. Today finds me in the midst of the semester break. While I am writing and reading and prepping...

Language Matters

This week I wanted to share a recent and important story. Roxana Quispe Collantes recently wrote her entire dissertation in Quechua - the...

"I have written 11 books..."

Someone once shared, "I have written 11 books, but each time I think, 'Uh oh. They're going to find out now. I've run a game on everybody...

Food for Thought

You will hear this from me repeatedly about dissertation proposals and defenses: please don't bring food. First of all, students should...

If you don't have time to read...

Stephen King said, "If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that." This is as true for...

I write to discover what I know.

The title of this entry is a Flannery O'Connor quote. She is one of my favorite writers, however I have to read her in small doses...

Writer's Block

These are some great suggestions. Sometimes I find myself stuck and instead of leaving and coming back to the writing, I just sit. Rarely...

How to do Graduate Education...

Follow a prescriptive outline as you do your graduate study or forge ahead in your own individual way? The answer is probably YES.

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