Film Review: A Young Man’s Future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCnjcAj6r7o Watching someone struggle with mental illness is never easy, and even harder when you are in love with the person suffering. This film is about two young men, Jeremy and Scott,  trying to succeed in college while navigating the challenges in forming a romantic relationship with each other and learning how to cope when Scott develops …

The No Asshole Rule in Academia

Required reading for academics. Love the book “The No Asshole Rule” by Robert Sutton!

The Thesis Whisperer

Two of my favourite people in the academic world are my friends Rachael Pitt (aka @thefellowette) and Nigel Palmer. Whenever we have a catch up, which is sadly rare, we have a fine old time talking shop over beer and chips (well lemonade in my case, but you get the picture).

Some time ago ago Rachael started calling us ‘The B Team’ because we were all appointed on a level B in the Australian university pay-scale system (academic Level B is not quite shit kicker entry level academia – that’s level A just in case you were wondering – but it’s pretty close). I always go home feeling a warm glow of collegiality after a B team talk, convinced that being an academic is the best job in the entire world. Rachael reckons that this positive glow is a result of the ‘circle of niceness’ we create just by being…

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 Here’s to the Crazy Ones

RIP Steve Jobs. Thank you for being one of the crazy ones and making it okay for the rest of us crazies to take chances. Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And …

The New Social Worker Online Blog: Must I Un-Friend Facebook? Exploring the Ethics of Social Media

Image courtesy of tsevis. Some rights reserved. There's an interesting and provocative article in this month's New Social Worker Magazine about the ethics and mechanics of social media use in social work practice: The New Social Worker Online Blog: Must I Un-Friend Facebook? Exploring the Ethics of Social Media Article summary: The ethics article in …

Why Go White #212 – It’s Polite! (via The Oreo Experience)

I love this blog, particularly for great posts like this. Scroll down for the winning Alexandra Wallace video response. This post is shout out to my Asian brethren and sistren. By now, many of you may have seen the video "Asians in the Library," posted by UCLA student Alexandra Wallace. In this video, she discusses how …