Working with a research office:
Pros--Real human beings to help remember grant deadlines + format requirements. Also they will talk to Deans for you.
Cons--You have to correct the grammar of whatever 20 year old they have working in your file and they will never apologize or acknowledge when they make mistakes
Being a postdoc is weird. My job today entailed participating in an hour long discussion with a gulf state royal family member about environmentalism. His ideas and model of power weren't great: a lot of emphasis on individual values, patriarchal leadership, and the family instead of taking labor, gender, race, and class relations--or even infrastructure--as central to one's theory of change....
So, here's to not having a monarchy?
My research + myself are featured in this podcast ❤️
Can pol: heckling hat trick
Biking past the conservative candidate's office this morning I found myself stopped at a red light next a rally. I obligingly heckled the crowd about the party's terrible climate policies (and chided the luxury bus driver nearby for idling). I later found out that the conservative federal leader was there, as well as my shitty premier. It was a 3-for-1!
Heckling is good folks. Climate denying politicians deserve your vocal scorn on every street corner.
I also want to express how continuously delighted I am, on a nearly daily basis, that the NDP is calling their network events with their leader "Jagmeet & Greets"
(and that billionaires are not invited)
(because the only appropriate place for such a Jagmeet & greet would be in the octagon of punching)
I want to endorse Seriously Wrong's very reasonable proposal that you can't be a billionaire in Canada unless you can beat Jagmeet Singh in an MMA match. https://srslywrong.com/podcast/canada_election_2019/
I like to think about how we think about carbon
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