February 2013

The decision of whether or not to update iTunes is always a wary one for me. On the one hand, it is possible they are patching essential security bugs that are leaving one or more of my devices vulnerable. On the other, it is likely that the update will include at the very least a […]

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From a time-management perspective, I seem to have become a much worse student since my undergrad days. Right now, I am on a computer in my study working on drafts of two papers simultaneously (one due tomorrow, one due Thursday). Occasionally, I am drifting back to the well-lit zone in my bedroom to do the […]

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From an excellent Rolling Stone article by Bill McKibben: We even had some early victories. Three colleges – Unity in Maine, Hampshire in Massachusetts and Sterling College in Vermont – purged their portfolios of fossil fuel stocks. Three days before Christmas, Seattle mayor Mike McGinn announced city funds would no longer be invested in fossil […]

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Somehow, this coming week is shaping up to be even more insane than the weeks so far this term. I have to grade all the papers from my international relations students by Thursday (after re-reading the papers they are based on), as well as do the reading for this week’s tutorials and teach them on […]

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I am quite happy with these photos I took during a quick visit to the United States Botanic Garden in Washington D.C.

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