See? I Have Been Busy…

September 28th, 2006

The lovely people over at memetherapy’s brain parade were nice enough to ask my opinion on a couple of their questions. My answers actually got published:

In a World of Their Own

Mistrust of Science Part One

Thanks, Jose!

Long Time No See…

September 28th, 2006

So, I haven’t written in a while, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy. Burning Man was my Labor Day Week labor of love from which it took me nearly a week to recover. Honestly, the older I get the harder it is to snap back from sleep deprivation. Back here in good old Davis, I have been focused on the writing of my dissertation and my various other endeavors (radio show, being president of defunct AWIS chapter, having a life, etc.). The writing is coming along slowly but surely. I submitted the first of three chapters to a journal last week for review. We’ll see what they think. I definitely have my fingers crossed. Chapter two is in rewrite. I think it will be ready to send to my advisers by the end of next week though. Hopefully, it will be submitted for publication before the end of October. And then onward to the final chapter of fun. The big date for submission of the dissertation to the Graduate Studies office is December 4th. At this point, I am actually more concerned about getting comments back from my committee in time to be able to make the final edit than I am about my ability to get it done in time. The limiting factor in finishing this quarter seems to be the schedules of the people with the power of the signature. I guess learning how to deal with other people is just as much a part of the learning process as doing the research itself. It still stresses me out though.