Let’s talk! These are some of the things I’ve been reading or watching or listening to this month. Now I’m itching to talk with someone about them. Share your spoiler-rich opinions in the comments!
Last week I started off with a brief introduction on how I ended up working in academic administration after finishing my PhD. This week I’ll jump into the bit that is usually far more interesting to people contemplating making the same move: the pros and cons list.
In the seven years I lived in Chicago before I met J, I think I saw a total of 2 or 3 plays. After we got together we saw about 2 or 3 a week. Now we have the baby, I maybe see about that many a month. J is my own personal theater planner,… Read More Introducing: Theater reviews for people who are afraid of bad theater
Last night J jokingly called me the Pied Piper of Academia. Since finishing my PhD a couple of years ago, I’ve been working in university administration. And since almost the first month in my new job, I’ve been asked by fellow grads for advice on the pros and cons of taking that step over to… Read More From PhD to Academic Administration Part One: how did I end up here?
We finally went to see The Flick by Annie Baker at Steppenwolf this month, catching it just before it closed. It’s one of those plays I first encountered in fragments, as I helped J learn lines from a handful of scenes, and was curious enough about to badger him into getting us tickets. J seemed… Read More The Flick: Portraying Low Paid Workers With Respect