Category Archives: Professional Development

Geertz on cultural anthropology

This is one of my favorite quotes. I read it often when I get frustrated with how my research is going: “This backward order of things – first you write and then you figure out what you are writing about … Continue reading

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Wendake

Kwe! I just got back from a conference in Wendake, the Huron-Wendat Reserve in Quebec City.  There’s so much that I want to write about from this trip, but I need to figure out how to organize my thoughts.  So … Continue reading

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Role Models and First Dates

A friend of mine went on a date recently and mentioned that while the person was nice, there wasn’t going to be a second date. Not abnormal, that’s how a lot of first dates go. Then he also mentioned that … Continue reading

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Sci-ku!

Back in April Dr24hours wrote a silly sonnet about prime numbers and challenged others to join in. I pulled out an old high school sonnet about gravity, and ScienceGeeka weighed in with a poem as well.  It was fun and … Continue reading

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Feasting the Staff

Yesterday on twitter a friend asked ‘what are your favorite distractions?’ – this was easy for me – conversation. I love engaging with other people, whether the conversation is serious or superfluous. And conversations lead to opportunities and new ideas … Continue reading

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What is the real concern about #AAAFail?

Right now there are lots of anthropologists discussing the new long range plan developed by the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association (Thanks Terry for posting the first link on the issue to catch my attention) .  The AAA … Continue reading

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