Tag Archives: Academia

The Only Difference Is Everything

I’ve been back in the US for almost two months now. I’m not quite over my culture shock (or reverse culture shock), which I wrote about earlier. I’m driving now, which is a bit strange after taking public transport for the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Countries

I’ve been back in the US for a little over two weeks now. I had left almost 5 years ago to study in the UK and now return back to the country where I grew up and have spent the majority … Continue reading

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When School Meets Football

Apologies for the long delay. I’ve been packing and moving. It’s a huge task in the best of times and I was leaving one country for another, making it even harder. Suffice it to say I had little time for … Continue reading

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Looking Back In…

There are a lot of beautiful places in the UK. Coventry is not one of them. I wish I had paid more attention to that when I decided to go to school there. Sure, there are nice parts like anywhere, … Continue reading

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Maintaining Relevance

It’s always nice to feel prescient and relevant when writing. There’s almost nothing worse than feeling out-of-touch with my audience or society around me. A few recent articles and events have happened over the last few weeks to make me … Continue reading

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Darker Side of Academia

Higher education in the West has become a commodity. There have been numerous articles, studies, posts, etc. about how universities now are now becoming sprawling institutions of administration geared toward making money (this Onion article may be satire, but it’s … Continue reading

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Watching Without Fear

Today is the day. Daredevil season 2 has been released on Netflix. I won’t be watching. Not that I don’t want to watch it. I’m highly looking forward to it, actually. I thoroughly enjoyed season 1 and absolutely loved Jessica … Continue reading

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#IWD2016

Today is International Women’s Day, or #IWD2016. It’s a day to celebrate equality and taking action for all women, of all ages, around the world. Google has made an inspiring Doodle for the day. The behind the scenes information about the … Continue reading

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End of the Line

There’s a song from the band Traveling Wilbury’s called ‘End of the Line’. It starts off with the line ‘Well it’s all right…’ doing something, repeated in various iterations. In other words, there are lots of reasons why it’s all … Continue reading

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Farewell, Major Tom

I awoke yesterday to the stunning news of David Bowie’s death. Apparently many of his family and friends, including producer Tony Visconti, knew he was suffering from cancer for a while. Some have, in retrospect, realised that his recent communication … Continue reading

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