Link Love

Not doing social media in the morning has been majorly crimping the link love.  I haven’t been perfect about writing in the mornings but I’ve been better.  There’s just so much that needs to get done.  Currently I’m trying to anti-Boice by doing a project a day instead of a little bit from each.  I just can’t keep 5 projects in my head at the same time and there’s set-up costs each day.  (Second half of the day is moving to service/class prep of which there’s a lot.)  I’d really like to go back to focusing on only two projects at a time, but it’ll be a while before I can do that, I think.

A major news poll sponsored by NBC and the Wall Street Journal just failed to ask questions about Elizabeth Warren even though she’s got the third most delegates.  They did ask about lower ranked candidates– either they think that only one woman can be in a poll at any time (they included Klobuchar) or, much more likely, the owners are truly worried about her proposed wealth tax and other anti-corruption things she’s likely to bring into office.  The anti-Warren junk email we’ve been getting has been getting worse too.  Bad guys are afraid.

Stop and Frisk is enough reason to not vote for Bloomberg.  Unfortunately he’s been spending a lot of money on advertising– my students tell me they know folks who have already voted for him in primaries because of his Facebook ads.  He’s sent us a bunch of mail already (straight to recycling).


An article about the Netflix show Cheer from the view of someone who used to be a cheerleader in high school.



2 Responses to “Link Love”

  1. Steph Says:

    I’ve read part of Boice’s “Professors as Writers” book (I found it a bit hard to get through) – does he make this multi-tasking suggestion there, or elsewhere? I have similarly started to realize that I just have to pick 1-2 projects as my primary focus, or nothing ever gets done (and hence why I only got 1 paper out of my postdoc, despite keeping ~5 projects in the air the whole time.)

    That’s a good article about Cheer, but I wish there was a more nuanced discussion of the borderline abusive tactics that Monica uses sometimes. Like, she made an injured guy practice, which caused him more pain – I’ve seen a lot of athletes/cheerleaders defend this as a necessary punishment, but nobody seems to be acknowledging that he could have hurt somebody else – what if he’d dropped a tumbler? That wouldn’t be her fault at all but she could still be gravely injured.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      He doesn’t specify the number of projects. I think he’d probably be fine with 1-2.

      But: Advice for New Professors– he talks about breaking it up, not spending too much time on any one thing each day, start before you’re ready, stop before you’re ready.

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