Category Archives: Short and Sane

Short And Sane: April is the Cruellest Month…..

Check in, fellow grad students. It’s the end of the term: Who else feels like this right now?   Yeah, the end of the term is a little crazy. Whatever you do, don’t forget to indulge yourself a little in … Continue reading

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Short and Sane

I don’t know how my fellow grad students out there in Cyberland are currently doing but for me, today was one of those days in the second half of a term when you feel a wee bit panicky. When you … Continue reading

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Short and Sane: If Neil Gaiman Says It, It Must Be True….

I recently had a discussion with a former student of mine who was worried about possibly failing a test. I told him, “failing means you’re learning.” I thought, “eeeeep, how would I respond if I thought I had failed something … Continue reading

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Short and Sane: When to say “when”

As grad students, we tend to forget that NOBODY works ALL THE TIME. Our workloads have a nasty habit of sliding into our personal lives until it’s all so jumbled up that we forget to remember to have a life. … Continue reading

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Short and Sane: The Sun’ll Come Out….

Just a reminder: grad school is for 4-6 years. Sunny afternoons are far, far shorter. If it’s been a while since the sun was out, and it’s a sunny afternoon, get thee outdoors for a little while, even if it’s … Continue reading

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