Academia · Dissertation · Humor

Things I Think About While Writing My Dissertation

I might not be posting a lot of things on here for a bit. It’s not because I’ve run out of creativity, it’s because all of my energy is being siphoned away by a succubus-like monster known as my dissertation. When I’m NOT working on my dissertation, I also get that panicky feeling of knowing… Continue reading Things I Think About While Writing My Dissertation

Humor · Uncategorized · Yoga

13 Ways That Yoga Is Just Like Orthodox Judaism

NOTE: Obviously, I do not actually think that yoga is just like Orthodox Judaism. As a person who studies religion, spirituality, and belief, I do, however, find it fascinating when you find resemblances, however coincidental, in unexpected places. I also think that comparing such ¬†wildly disparate traditions helps us see and appreciate both in a… Continue reading 13 Ways That Yoga Is Just Like Orthodox Judaism

Academia · Humor · Teaching Undergraduates

Some Pros and Cons of Teaching Undergraduates

Pro: You get to work with a subject you really love, all the time. As others slump off to their offices to enter data into spreadsheets or embark upon marathon meetings about meetings, you are exploring the complexities of 15th-century Florentine art with your students. What variety! What mental stimulation! Con: You get to work… Continue reading Some Pros and Cons of Teaching Undergraduates