“Just because you’re better at doing something doesn’t mean you doing it is the most productive use of your time.”―Tiffany Dufu, Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less
The ongoing atrocities of the past week, this time in Kenosha, have had me thinking about faculty health, and mental health in particular. Yes, student health is a precious and urgent need, but who will care for the faculty?
All too often, this issue falls on the shoulders of professors themselves. …
I’ve been writing on Medium for over a year now, and I wish more academics would use it to:
(1) express themselves,
(2) to share their research and theorizing, and
(3) as a method to keep writing, even when it seems impossible during such stressful times.
1. Rapid production and feedback (write it and hit publish!).
2. Reach an audience who will benefit from your analysis, experience, and research.
3. Easy sharing between multiple platforms, such as LinkedIn and FB.
4. You retain publishing rights (so it’s more like a blog) and can republish elsewhere.
5. It’s a great place to experiment with new ideas. …
“Mistress Epps was not naturally such an evil woman, after all. She was possessed of the devil, jealousy, it is true, but aside from that, there was much in her character to admire.”
“[I]f she was not watchful when about her cabin, or when walking in the yard, a billet of wood, or a broken bottle perhaps, hurled from her mistress [Epps]’ hand, would smite her unexpectedly in the face.” — Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853
Amy Cooper. (2020)
Parking Lot Karen. (2020)
BBQ Becky. (2019)