The Frustration of Failing to Get Through

Whew! I’ve been crazy busy for the past four weeks, so I’ve been lazy with my blogging. But the topic of this particular post has been chewing on me for the last couple of weeks. I’m teaching a Media History course this semester, and one of the major assignments is to write a research paper … Continue reading

Gettin’ Lucky

Oh, stop it! I’m talking about grant-funded research. Getting grants is a big deal in academia. Some of the best researchers can pull in hundreds of thousands of dollars for their work. I’m still sitting in the grant funding sandbox, but I’ve had a couple of small successes recently that I’m quite excited about. I … Continue reading

Reading Books With (Not "On") a Smartphone

My colleagues were right — my smartphone has changed my life. In the “old days,” once I crawled into bed at the end of the day, that was it. Now I watch a few moments of Al Jazeera on a live network feed before visiting slumber land. If I wake up at 2:37 AM, I … Continue reading