I’ve been thinking a lot about the title “PhD Candidate” versus “PhD Student.” I’ve passed my proposal defense, so I am a candidate, but I realized I lost something when I insist I’m no longer a student: I’ve lost the ability to not know things. [Read More]
Time is an arbitrary social construct
but that doesn't matter...
I cannot believe it’s been over two years since my last post. My life since then has been a steady bombardment of my thesis, job hunting, and physical therapy. Between all of that, I forgot that writing can also be fun. Writing isn’t just about defining my thesis’ methodology or... [Read More]
Gratitude is complicated
Or, thoughts after brain surgery
So I had brain surgery on Monday at 8 am. By 2 pm I was awake and alert and (the nurses assure me) making very funny jokes. How crazy is that?? Just a few hours ago they were in my BRAIN! [Read More]
Why I (Re)Watch (and Rewatch) The West Wing
It's more important than mere nostalgia...
Today’s NY Times ran an article about people who still rewatch The West Wing. However, the article misses a key point, which is an essential element for why so many people are still rewatching it today. Below is my letter to the editor. (Note: I sent in a condensed version... [Read More]
A shiny new adamgoodkind.com
Like a Disney reboot, but good!
Intro [Read More]