If you uncoiled me gently, tendril by tendril(keep going, there are miles to go–and then a few more);If you unspooled me tenderly, down to the last ribbon of DNA, sawed the last shreds of flayed protein in half(wistfully, with infinite care);If you stripped me of all matter,down to the essence of nakedness,I’ll tell you what… Read more
Today I’m back to work from my fall sabbatical. It feels weird and complicated, as I miss my coworkers and the energy of the students but am less fond of other aspects of the job, as are all of us, I imagine. It’s hard to resist the siren call of new year’s resolutions, and although… Read more
I beat myself up a lot about what I should have accomplished, where I should be in my career, how much more I could have done if only x, y, and z (all internal causes: if I could have overcome this or that circumstance or rise to the occasion or simply be better, in all… Read more
I’m currently in the midst of more projects than I’ve ever been involved with in my life. Academic velocity: light speed and beyond. In short, I’m trying to: finish a book manuscript revise and resubmit an article (encouraging feedback but needs some work) edit 14 chapters of an edited collection revise and resubmit a book… Read more
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