November 5

November 5

The relief at last night’s results comes to me in waves. I thought that I would be so happy and emotional when the results were announced, but it seemed slightly unreal, like a dream. The newscasters keep stressing the historicity of this election, which really...
Snap and Dine

Snap and Dine

Artist/product designer Demelza Hill created this disposable plastic cutlery set. From her website (http://www.demelzahill.com): Snap and Dine is a single use three-course table setting that integrates disposable cutlery with traditional silverware. The portable lunch...

thesis woes

After being relatively sure this entire semester about what I was interested in for my thesis proposal in the spring, I think I’m going to change it. After one of my colleagues was told in no uncertain terms that he wasn’t ready to propose, it made me...

consultation

The prof. I’m assisting has finally (probably after seeing the results of the mid-term) acknowledged that his class is not succeeding. Yesterday only 20 (out of about 30) students showed up, and after the break only 12 returned to class. He emailed me today to...

chores

This semester’s TA assignment has been frustrating beyond all belief. Sometimes I feel like I’m doing all of the important professorial duties outside of the classroom. For instance, Professor decided to have the mid-term later than most other classes. Of...