I'm back forced into my usual pattern, of going to work and trying to squeeze in as much dissertation time there so I don't have to do it at home (and I can spend time with Brazen). 4 hours of diss work a day is enough, isn't it? Isn't it? Of course the fact that I can spend half the day at work doing my own thing tells you something about my job. To be honest, they either really don't need a full-time employee for this position or I'm spectacularly efficient. They seem to think it's the latter, so I won't dispel their illusions. Now it is true that I always look like I'm working......
Oh and by the way, check out this nice little piece by Al Franken on public financing of campaigns. Preach on, brother!
Hi Arbitrista: I'm glad that you & Brazen are having a nice reunion! I was hoping you would post something about this religious discussion that some of the Dem candidates had yesterday... I heard sound bytes on NPR this morning and was disgusted. I'm so tired of politicians pandering to the religious right- it reminds me how I really have nothing in common with them (the politicians, that is!)By Addy N., at 10:17 AM
Was this in the Debate? I didn't watch it. But I must say that it's hard sometimes to remember that most Americans are at least superficially religious. Candidates are talking to that broad middle - which unfortunately doesn't include everyone. I don't think any of them were talking to fundies - I just think they're trying to ameliorate the idea that Democrats are all atheists. It may not be right, but it isn't crazy.By Arbitrista, at 11:47 AM
As for pandering more generally, have you never ever told someone what you thought they wanted to hear? :) I mean, I remember dating!
I say run with knowledge that you are spectacularly efficient and continue to work on you diss. Why not use the time if you have it?By RageyOne, at 1:45 PM
'tis great that you have a lovely time with Brazen.