The Mini Update
I gave a bit of an update recently, but here's the bullet point version, which covers more in less time.
The Mini Update
It's a little sad to realize that, roughly 15 months since I switched my website over to Drupal, this is only my 66th node... which includes several static pages, some backdated entries from my livejournal, and some unpublished and deleted posts. I really need to blog more, both here and at gnovis.
I've decided to start posting about my races. This is pretty off-topic, so sometime soon I'll split them off into a separate RSS feed, so my drupal and critical theory readers don't have to read about me sweating.
Since I started work on my Apprenticeship in Teaching (AT) curriculum (which gives me a little annotation on my masters degree), I've been increasingly attentive to the way I engage with course material, both as a student an instructor.
This led me, today, to a rather profound realization about myself. Without being coy, I'll reveal it through examples...
Things that really catch my interest
- Nelson Mandela, and the conditions of South African history that led to the circumstances of his life
While I'm trying to focus on strictly academic and analytic topics on this site, it's inevitable - particularly during the summer, when I'm out of school - that some of my posts will end up being about my life. Such as this one.
After a brutally exhausting first year in graduate school, I've been looking for an excuse to slow down, at least in terms of my coursework. The financial pressure to put in more hours at work has played a role, as well. Well, turns out it would be a number of forces that would lead me to reduce my coursework... but that hardly means I won't be frantically busy.
Generally speaking, I'm going to try to stay away from anecdotal posts like the ones I've written in the past, in the interest of trying to build a useful academic space on this site. However, this amused me to no end...
I just had lunch with a friend and, as we parted ways outside the restaurant, I stepped into the street without looking to my right. I realized what I was doing halfway across, and turned to see a big delivery truck coming towards me. Rather than stopping and waiting or, better yet, returning to the curb, I chose to run across the street, in front of the truck.
A quick update on my course progress. I like doing this for the same reason I like blogging about my papers... it helps me synthesize everything and ground my current activities in a broader educational narrative.
i'm sure it's pretty obvious at this point, but i guess i should formally announce that i've relaunched sleepcamel.net with a new look and a new backend. i haven't bothered to go through my old livejournal entries, nor have i moved any of my old content, but i really just wanted to get it back up so I could start blogging again. i'll probably do more migration later. or maybe not.