Archive for October, 2009

In the next three weeks, I have to: 1. write and present a conference paper at the major conference in my field. The paper comes from a chapter I wrote some time ago but I’m increasingly unhappy about this chapter and I have to wrangle it into something presentable and analytical. 2. create the appearance […]

I shouldn’t need to convince anybody about the startling lack of substance in our politics. But for what it’s worth, here’s a great post by Tenured Radical where she explains why real feminist politics have to consist of more than inane complaints about Obama’s basketball games.



In the last 24 hours, I’ve heard what I think is a mouse (or at least I hope that’s all it is) rattling around in the walls of my new apt. This is going to be a problem. It’ll be even more of a problem if it’s a rodent worse than a mouse. It’s going […]

toxic parents


The New York Times website has an article today on a topic I think is all too infrequently acknowledged: the idea that some parents are toxic and best removed from their children’s lives. (The author’s not referring to situations of physical or sexual abuse but the insidious emotional abuse against which there is no legislation.) […]

I’m here and I have things to write about but I’m still completely in the weeds, moving into a new apartment and trying to kickstart the year even while I’m missing the hell out of the UK. It’s all made worse by some computer repairs I need to have done. So continued radio silence from […]