Academic Musings

This Week’s Academic Goals


  1. Submit new package to the IRB
  2. Write paper to present at Hopkins
  3. Finish reading list for REI Workshop
  4. Decide on how to proceed with invitations for REI speakers
  5. Finish reading and comments for peer review of Book A
  6. Read paper I’m reviewing for Top Sociology Journal
  7. Schedule time to finish review for Another Sociology Journal
  8. Talk with at least 2 more scholars in my field about my book proposal
  9. Revise draft of my book proposal
  10. Identify grants to fund U.S. Commemorations project
  11. Identify grants to help complete data analysis for France project
  12. Get RA 1 started on lit review
  13. Get RA 2 on track with data analysis
  14. Begin reading for peer review of Book B
  15. Complete 5 hours of library research and reading for France project
  16. Complete 5 hours of library research and reading for My New Theoretical Framework
  17. Administer and grade Classical Theory Quiz
  18. Work on syllabus for graduate seminar on Qualitative Methods
  19. Decide on revisions to syllabus for undergrad theory course
  20. Remind students to complete mid-semester evaluations

Romney won the debate

Only question: did Obama let him, intentionally?

Obama looked tired, weak, hesitant and sad. Romney looked strong, energetic and had a great smile.

Romney straight up lied and Obama didn’t call him on it.

Romney compared the president to his boys. Obama didn’t respond.

Romney used colloquial language and sounded relaxed. Obama was wonkish and boring.

Romney brought 40 people on stage after the debate. Obama looked lonely with his wife.

I can only imagine the Obama campaign threw the fight in some kind of Jedi mind trick strategy.

Should be interesting to see how this all plays out.