So my husband and I are getting ready for a family within the next year or so. It's going pretty well, considering that we live in a country with great socialized healthcare and education systems. It isn't fantastic for everyone; people living in rural communities and not being able to afford/access the same resources that… Continue reading Education in this house is Free (And other Realizations)
So, yesterday I got to see - in practice - why management gets such little respect from clinicians and hospital staff. A micro-case-study, if you will. Let me set the scene. SuitGuy goes to an event to meet a Board Member. He's in a flashy suit. Well-dressed, clean-shaven, with a matching watch and briefcase. He… Continue reading Why SuitGuy Won’t be Getting That Contract
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD7WHdrqwAo Kidnap - formerly known as 'Kidnap Kid', produced this song, and I find that it's nice to listen to while you think.
https://patthomson.net/2018/03/19/writing-bad-research-questions/ The linked article was very useful even though it focused on the opposite of today's blog topic. In outlining how to write a bad research question (and providing a priceless book reference to read later), I was able to check my current work against the 'what NOT to do' and identify that - while… Continue reading Writing an Interesting Research Question
Call me a cliche, but as a PhD student part of me thinks I should at least know how to make a good coffee. As someone who enjoys drinking coffee, and who is in the demographic of people who usually end up as career baristas due to sad statistics concerning postgraduate employment, it seems pertinent… Continue reading The Amateur Barista
Japan was...amazing. In wonderful, and not-so-wonderful ways. I could wax lyrical about everything I've learned, and write whole chapters about my experiences, but for now here's just a bullet-point list of the things I learned while travelling from Sapporo in the north to Naha in the south; For the love of God never allow your… Continue reading Travelling In Japan for 28 Days
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