April 9, 2015 — The graduate students of the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences kindly asked me to talk to them about career planning. Here’s what I told them. A PDF of the slides is available here.
When I was a kid, I was small and clumsy and very un-athletic. Yet, at the end of every year of elementary school, we had “play day”, in which all students in the school competed in a series of quasi-athletic carnival-style games. Continue reading
I travel a lot. When I arrive at a new place, I usually send a tweet announcing my arrival, and that tweet often uses a particular word that can be divisive:
That word, of course, is “bitch.” Despite accusations to the contrary, I do not use that word without deep consideration of whether its potential offensiveness outweighs its usefulness in conveying just the right tone and vernacular meaning. Continue reading