Category Archives: Grad Student

Alchemy

I took Anthropology on a lark because it started at 10 am. It was the first time that I realized my idea of what being a woman meant was so bounded by my time, by background and my geography. Political … Continue reading

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Ceterus Paribus

20 years ago September I was sitting in a very large lecture theatre, learning about the laws of supply and demand. The law of demand says Ceterus Paribus, when price increases we consume less of a thing, but if our … Continue reading

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Judicious Application

I was talking to a friend about my financial accounting exam this coming Friday. Mostly I am a bit panicked. There are, I suppose, some who are simply so naturally skilled at accounting, who grasp the concepts so easily that … Continue reading

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Proud As

I failed an MBA class. I’m proud of myself. Well, not for failing the course. That is a bit bewildering. I aced papers in the other class. The class where the papers are marked by the former Dean of the … Continue reading

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Standing in the Same River

I am told that you never stand in the same river twice. I am not sure. Maybe. There are times in this last three weeks that it has felt like the same river. At times like boarding school, large scale … Continue reading

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If you know me in real life, you know that I’m not finding the academic portion of my MBA particularly difficult. It isn’t a breeze, there’s reading and essays and mid terms and homework, but it’s not rub your belly … Continue reading

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Learning and Confirmation

There is this terrible moment  . . . in hallways, in the cafeteria, where someone comes up to me and asks me how I’m managing. They say it with a sort of wild-eyed look. And I sort of mumble something. … Continue reading

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16 hours

My alarm goes off about 7:10. I hit snooze. Sometimes twice. I fill the kettle and plug it in. Walk down the hall to the loo. Unlock my door again. Pour grounds into the french press. Stir. Dump in cream. … Continue reading

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So I’ll tell you about the bed instead

I have some MS stuff going on. Nothing serious, nothing that is going to derail the program, or, let’s face it, me, but I’m not ready to talk about it yet. I have not slept in a single bed since … Continue reading

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Firstly – I know I have not posted every day in a long time, and I thank you for bearing with me. Graduate school turns out to be intense. I appreciate having a ready made space to unpack my thoughts … Continue reading

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