I think we were walking to Aldi for some cheap crackers and cheese; for whatever reason we started talking about the colour of money. In Australia, the $5 note is pink, the $10 blue, the $20 red; the $50 is nicknamed “a pineapple” and only the $100 note is green. Bright bright green. Ivan asked … Continue reading Ghosts in the movie machine
I seem to have developed a strange habit of reading Australian books in the US. The first day I was here (this time around) I read Romulus, My Father, by Raimond Gaita; and then Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey. Last year, it was The Great World, by David Malouf - and come to think of … Continue reading Australia…na?
First of all, I feel pissed off that I'm taking the time to write this article. Then I remember that it might do some good*. So, I sigh, and carry on. Last week I read Down Among the Women, by Fay Weldon. I had never read anything by her before, and it blew. me. away. It's a book about … Continue reading How I Feel as a Woman in Academia
1. Emma Sky, and her book The Unravelling. I saw her speak last week (thanks to Sammi!), now she's on Q&A, and I'm reading her book. It's all so... sensible. And amazing. Stay tuned for more in depth review. 2. This blog post about "boring personality psychology", by David Funder. As a social psychologist, arch … Continue reading Some Good Things
War is A grave affair of state; It is a place Of life and death, A road To survival and extinction, A matter To be pondered carefully. - Sun-Tzu, The Art of War This is how my thesis will start, I think. It's not always a good idea to start with a quote, and I'm not … Continue reading Master Sun said:
...and get really down on yourself. Think about how writing a research article is really hard. Remember that there are plenty of good resources out there to help. Look up one of them, the much-famed Writing the Empirical Journal Article (1987/2003), by Daryl Bem. Read it. Nod along to it. Laugh/cringe about it, when it comes to the … Continue reading How to Write a Research Article…
I said that some of the posts here would be advice-type, "Don't Make My Mistake"-type, and, well... As far as mistakes go, this one is not so terrible. But still. My research is about war. More specifically, about the morality of war. I came to this topic through reading just war theory (JWT), and since JWT is … Continue reading A Cautionary Tale