The really horrific part to some may be that I haven't drunk coffee in 10 years. I am so wired and alert as it is--if I had caffeine in my system I'd explode in jitters.

This past week and weekend have been hell, between two grant proposals and a midterm that I could only begin writing after I was done with the proposal I was in charge of. Then I wrote 9 pages of multiple choice questions in less than 24 hours 😂

All nighter, panic and anxiety mention Show more

Philosophy conference: let me sit and read my paper to you. Maybe I’ll have some slides with most of the text of my paper on them, so small you can’t possibly see it from the back. There won’t be mics in all the rooms so not everyone will be able to hear me or the questions.

Conferences on teaching & learning: [aghast sideways looks]

Me, attending one of each over past few days: moar teaching & learning, please!

(very urban legend voice) I knew a guy who had so many arXiv tabs open simultaneously that when something forced his web browser to restart, the recovery looked like he was scraping the server and it blocked his IP address

Exam time Show more

Judas: still on for Friday?
Jesus: Friday?
Judas: yeah, the last supper
Jesus: the what?
Judas: supper. Normal supper with the fellas

Dad Life, potty talk Show more

Important for us white academics to actively promote scholars of color.
Important for cis academics to use trans scholars.
Important for het academics to use queer scholars.

Important to use our classrooms as spaces of radical change - even if the students don't read the syllabus

“The man who wrote one of environmentalism’s most-cited essays was a racist, eugenicist, nativist and Islamaphobe—plus his argument was wrong” by

fucked up that there isn't an animation of a little conveyor belt that moves my post to the right, and then an animation of a crane that picks it up and places it at the top of the TL. it's fucked

Grant proposal, all-nighter, April is the cruellest month Show more

Wotan is a good boy and deserves boosts. If you don't boost him he will be sad

Students working during midterms Show more

Students working during midterms Show more

Climate change (-) Show more

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