Category Archives: Memoirs

Why Not to do a PhD

From liv on Dreamwidth: The gateway into this life is a PhD, and the PhD system is deeply, deeply fucked up when it isn’t actively abusive. Doing a PhD will break you. It’s pretty much designed to break you. Yes, even you, you who are … Continue reading

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The Up-Goer 5 Car for Carrying People Who Make Music

The idea of the meme making the rounds these days is to use the Up-Goer 5 Text editor to describe one’s job, i.e. using the 1,000 most commonly used words in the English Language. I am a doctor: not the … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Modern Technology

I am having a spate of leaving things in places, because sometimes my brain does that. (Yeah, yeah, it’s a flare up of ADD, and that’s indicative of stress/depression and I should probably be doing stuff about that. But still.) Like … Continue reading

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Christmas Knitting

I took a break this Christmas! I decided not to try and rush knitted presents for the niblings (making it the first time in all four years Abby did not get a hand knitted present from me), supposedly in order … Continue reading

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Storefront Science

Storefront Science is a pretty unique space. Situated way uptown in Washington Heights (but conveniently close to the A and and 1 lines), it is part afterschool classroom and part creche, providing an informal, engaging learning experience for families, kids, … Continue reading

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Holiday Giving

So I see that a few holiday card posts have gone up, now, and it’s time to repeat what I ask of my friends every year; Please do not send me a card, because I have reasons to not like … Continue reading

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Minor acheivement

I just want to say that for every day in the month of November, I wrote a blog post. That used to be easy, but I had been falling out of touch with my internet and my ability to word, … Continue reading

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State of the Brat: Mental Health/Reflections

I had an anxiety attack/mild panic attack last night. That’s not actually alarming news for me; I have underlying stressors at the moment which are Just Part of Life, and I’m pretty happy with how I dealt with it – … Continue reading

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A day in the life

My thumb is sore. Why is my thumb sore, you ask? Well, I just spent most of a working day cutting out pictures of animals that had been printed on sticky-back paper to make customized stickers. But wait, you may … Continue reading

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Off the needles

Here is a pair of gloves I finished a few weeks ago: The pattern is Proposition, by Julie Brown, and the yarn is Chroma by Knitpicks. They are most definitely the gayest thing I have ever had on my needles, … Continue reading

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