Monthly Archives: March 2011

From the author

I apologize for the delay in posting, not to mention that this entry is not another Almost True Tale. Last week I was buried under grading comprehensive exams and looking forward to a relaxing weekend – including a few moments … Continue reading

Posted in reality

Home alone

8 p.m. is still early, and here I am, drunk enough to be honest. I am not an alcoholic. Since we had kids, I barely drink at all, so when I do, it goes straight to my head. I’m almost … Continue reading

Posted in personal, tenured life

Multiple choice

Congratulations! One of your graduate students has accepted a position with a college or university. Right now you feel: Proud Disappointed that the market is so tough this year Baffled at his/her choice Glad s/he will be clear across the … Continue reading

Posted in grad school, job search

An open slot

Three years now. That’s how long we’ve been running this damn search. It all started four years ago when Georgia announced she was leaving. Georgia was a full professor who brought in good grant money, so her departure was a … Continue reading

Posted in job search