This blog is titled 'Research and Beyond' for a reason. As my Twitter followers already know, @MIKendrick94 does not always post research-exclusive things. Sometimes I post things that are political, creative, feminist, or outside my field (STEM subjects, specifically). That is, in essence, because my journey as a PhD student and an academic-in-training is holistic.… Continue reading Why This Blog is not Purely Academic
Hi readers! It's Soap Box time. My Soap Box today is about things that are a Thing, and Shouldn't Be. Seriously. Wait until you see my list. After an eventful wedding in 2016, and the concept of planning for a family on the not-so-distant horizon after my PhD, I have encountered my fair share of… Continue reading Things that Don’t Make Sense (Pt 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5akYnlwubDo I recently discovered Laura Mvula's music and I am LOVING it. Here are some of my favourites for you to enjoy, too! Green Garden - a beautiful song with a happy beat. Sing to the Moon - a slow song with an uplifting message. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6B-bGGMaF0 Can't Live with the World - a soft song… Continue reading Laura Mvula’s Music
The above screencap is from the person who 'created' Crisis Management Theory; the theory that was the foundation of my Honours Dissertation and provided the expertise I needed to enter into a PhD Program. I messaged Steven Fink my expression of gratitude for his theory, and that was his response. My road to research has… Continue reading Experience is Less a Teacher and More A Lightning Storm.
Go on, have a listen and imagine a much younger version of me hopping along to these songs. (As you can see, I was really into music as a child). Songs are in no particular order. Little Birdy - Beautiful to Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMcFmWZyV1U Madonna - Ray of Light: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3ov9USxVxY Sixpence None the Richer - There She Goes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68MKLkNSMN4… Continue reading Sound of my Childhood
I know I'm no news source, but today I feel the need to report on Australia's protests on the Adani mine. A national 'day of action' occurred on the 7th of October, 2017, to protest what would potentially become Australia's largest coal mine in the delicate region of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. It… Continue reading Faith in Humanity – Australians Oppose Coal Mining
Worried about global warming? Want to make a change? I've figured out 10 things you can do to lessen your carbon footprint and lower your impact! Okay, so I'm anticipating a really sticky summer ahead and I'm kind of freaking out. BUT, that doesn't mean you can't be proactive on your own. 1 - Public… Continue reading Ten Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Changes You Can Do Tomorrow!