Delayed Gratification Works for Me

Sesame Street continues to have amazing points about how to live your life. Tom Hiddleston and Cookie Monster were on to something when it comes to delayed gratification. Read More Delayed Gratification Works for Me

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Here’s what we read this week:

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Book Review: Viper Wine by Hermione Eyre

Brand new and amazingly weird and wonderful, Viper Wine was an unexpected present that gave me a lot of entertainment. I’ve only recently started reading historical novels, which means I haven’t had the time to delve further into the subject, so any advance praise for Hermione Eyre and her first novel had passed me by. Read without any further information in the back of my mind, the novel left me puzzled at first. Read More Book Review: Viper Wine by Hermione Eyre

Do You Use the Services?

The title is not particularly catchy. None of mine usually are, to be honest, but at least in this case, it is accurate. Without further (or any, really) exposition, let’s get down the heart of the matter: universities offer many services that appear to be underutilized. I want to talk about this a little bit and then I want to hear from you; specifically, I want to know whether you use the services offered by your university and why. Read More Do You Use the Services?

Make Time for a Book

If you are reading this post on this particular website, then I assume that you love to read. In fact, if you demur and say, “Oh no, no, no, reading is for people with expensive library card holsters and gigantic, butt-cuddling armchairs, not for regular ol’ people like me,” I will throw down a gauntlet and challenge you to a duel. Or perhaps I’ll eat a slice of humble pie, but that is unlikely since my favorite flavor is strawberry rhubarb. Read More Make Time for a Book

What It’s Like To Track Every Minute of My Week

I have a full-time job, I pursue my own writing projects, and I make some quilts. Nonetheless, I kill a lot of time.

I rarely cook. I don’t exercise regularly. I don’t have much of a social life, unless you count the Internet, which I sort of do. The house is usually a mess. Sometimes I lose several hours on a Saturday researching some topic about which I do not need to know. Read More What It’s Like To Track Every Minute of My Week

Women in Academia: Making Every Second Count

There are some people who seem like they get 25 hours out of every day, even without the aid of magic (suck on that, Granger!). Now, I am certainly not one of those people, and I definitely do not know all of their secrets, but I have sort of figured out one thing all on my own. Read More Women in Academia: Making Every Second Count