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Back in the saddle

Back in the saddle

Two days ago I travelled up to Uni city to start teaching the first of my new classes. As I have not yet made the move myself, I had to take the coach up, stay overnight, teach the next day and then back down after classes. It was a really, REALLY long couple of days. … Continue reading

Ideas for a PhD iPad workflow

Ideas for a PhD iPad workflow

I am going to be doing quite a bit of communing this coming semester – 1 class even involves an overnight trip (it’s a full day teaching and is both a great Cv opportunity and good money) so I began to wonder how best I can utilise the time I am ‘in commute’ to get … Continue reading

Screw you 2012!

Screw you 2012!

Dear 2012 You were meant to be a great year. You opened with me getting a new, permanent job in my dream location, complete with a house one street from the beautiful white beach. The move here was exciting and I was full of hope for my new position which promised me that a year … Continue reading

My first book review

My first book review

Before my life spiralled out of .. well, not control exactly, but let’s just say before it took a sharp turn, I accepted and opportunity to do an academic book review for a fairly important journal in my discipline. ¬†Actually, in my hurry to re-enter academia, I solicited the opportunity for even when the book … Continue reading

On the edge & peeking over

On the edge & peeking over

All the clocks are ticking, my iphone alert is flashing, the provisional to-do list has progressed from vague scratchings to urgent jobs that need attention . The thing that has been terrifying me – the thought of leaving a well paid job and entering financial and professional uncertainty is all-but-here. My beautiful 2012 Moleskine diaries … Continue reading

How hard it it to get adjunct work?

How hard it it to get adjunct work?

Adjunct or sessional teaching can be a godsend for those of us crazy enough to go to grad school and is even gaining some currency as a way to teach at university level for those who are having difficulty in securing ongoing, full time employment. I have been away from sessional/adjuncting for about 5 years … Continue reading