Risk Averse, But…

Describe a risk you took that you do not regret. I saw a statistic about how many people in the US never leave where they are born or grow up, or are close by. I think it’s funny when people ask me where I’m from, and I say Pennsylvania, because here I am in Pennsylvania.Continue reading “Risk Averse, But…”

Education IS Important

What’s something most people don’t understand? Free and public education seems to not only be taken for granted lately, but is also under attack. In our social media/misinformation-filled world, people seem to have forgotten how important education is. Occasionally I’ll get a friend request on Facebook. When I look at their profile, I see theyContinue reading “Education IS Important”

Podcasts 51 and 52 Part 2

In my previous blog entry I talked about podcast episodes number 51 and 52. Here is a postscript to one aspect of that story. In episode 51 I talked a bit about the comprehensive exams. For those, we were placed in a room for four days, three hours each day, and were expected to writeContinue reading “Podcasts 51 and 52 Part 2”

Completing the Deck

For Season Five, I’ve been using a lot of non-scripted material. For episode 51, I decided to just sit down and talk about the difficulties I had getting my PhD at Berkeley. I then went on so long I had to break it up and make it into two podcast episodes. It’s a story I’veContinue reading “Completing the Deck”