Personal stuff: dust-ups with the ex-spouse. Will probably delete later. Show more
I recently have signed a seller's agreement on a house. Hooray for me!
When I informed my ex-spouse of this and that I would have keys and corrected information for him shortly, he informed me of why he thought it was a mistake (2 blocks from public housing, which is mixed around our city), and said, "If anything happens to our child in that house, you're dead to me."
Academic double standards from the old guard and my whining about it Show more
My teaching partner: No, I totally won't apologize for hounding our best student, who was a woman and non-traditional, from our course.
Also my teaching partner: So you know our male bro-type student, who didn't do any of the online discussion and who handed in a profoundly unprofessional submission for his final project? Is there any way he could make that missed discussion up with you?
Content warning: anxiety and imposter syndrome Show more
And now, mild crash, as I:
-am still smarting after a clash with the ex last night
-have someone (politely, but still) begging me for an article that's nearly impossible to get, and honestly not for my lack of trying
-the course I'm co-teaching is an utter failure, with no engagement by my students, and
-I need to look at houses today
-I have less money than I thought
-I just generally feel like a failure as a parent, ex-spouse, and educator.
Formal academia isn't for everyone; Strong language Show more
And I don't mean that in the "not everyone is good enough" sense
I mean that in the "academia has major structural problems" sense
And even in cases where formal academia is functioning well, sometimes it's a bad fit or it's not conducive to a person's goals
So while I am very proud of my own academic achievement, and others who have made the formal system work for them
You can fuck off if you get judgy about not going for an advanced degree
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