May 31, 2013
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I hoard books. Before grad school, I regularly visited the LA Public Library, bringing home books about science, history, social studies. I could read George Lakoff’s book about metaphors and come away with some knowledge about metaphor use in our everyday life. I could read the memoir of award-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel and come away […]
I am struck by how people you identify with are “always works in progress” with unlimited potential, but how people you don’t know, you see as finished products, sometimes just straight up “dicks/assholes.” People you identify with have temporary statuses, especially if they are in a rough position. They can deflect any and all criticism. […]
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. I offer no guarantees whatsoever about any of the following tactics actually working, but they worked for me and my circumstance. If I could, I would rather not ever go through this again. I do not endorse speeding or driving past any speed limit, especially as a bicyclist and […]
April seems to be a terrible month in recent history. Columbine, Virginia Tech, Boston, what happens in the Middle East everyday. Its also Genocide Awareness month, the month where just about every genocide in recent history has began. I don’t know what the hell it is with April. But from enormous stories of tragedy, there […]
My Story into Anthropology Many many many many many many times I have been asked and ask myself why I’ve gone to graduate school in Anthropology and for “just” an M.A. at a state school. Well, I’ve had a pretty romantic view of Anthropology and scholarship dating back to my sophomore year in college in […]