I'm sorry I missed your defense
Over the past few months, I’ve been struggling to get back on the horse with my PhD after being pregnant and then having a baby. I’ve been prioritizing making progress on writing and research before hanging around in the department. And while my department’s social structure is loose and fractured and disorganized, the doctoral students and faculty tend to take showing up to...
I think the reason why baby-training things are so emotion-rendering in this current zeitgeist is that when they work, you feel completely powerful. I would say that 99% of the population has intense control issues right now. When was the last time something just WORKED for you? The economy is fucked. Our educational and cultural institutions have been gutted. This country has a rotting...
So I’ve been working on a lot of projects with Amelia Acker lately, which presents some difficulties in identifying ourselves because we have the same first name and same initials. Actually, we don’t, because she has no middle name and my middle name, Constance, makes me ACA. However, that is also the acronym for the Academy of Certified Archivists, an organization I do not belong to...
Across that embattled short space Foreman threw punches in barrages of four and...– Norman Mailer, via natashavc
Come by the Tom of Finland Foundation Library on July 22 to participate in our...– transartorialism: Queering Wikipedia Editathon 2 This X a million (and maybe carried out under different auspices than the Nordic Male Ideal) is exactly what Wikipedia needs. How much better would Wikipedia be if there were queers and women writing it?!
On Middle Age
Me: I wish a documentary crew would follow him to Chaos in Tejas. I would watch the shit out of that.
B: I would also love to see footage of him being really, really happy to finally see Rorschach as a grown-ass man. He just got there and was over the moon just about eating a deep-fried hot dog. So fucking cute.
My mother died of femininity. I told her that I would say this about her. She...– If only I could write with half of the precision of Lauren Berlant’s blog.
Even the notion of Flickr as an archive—as the place where you store all your...– How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet I still love Flickr btw. Sometimes you just need a place to put your baby’s photos and let your mom look at them.
Things to discuss
I went to Austin for CHI and took my baby with me and not my partner. I had a lot of help from friends and family (and got to combine fun time with worthwhile professional time), but it was still pretty hard. The day that I didn’t have someone to watch her while I conferenced, I basically spent hopping into and out of sessions and keynotes to deal with an active, vocal baby. At one point I...
”If you ask people to reproduce the marriage bond for their personal...– Michel Foucault, 1981 (via whateverjeanne)
I thought in the months that followed that if I were ever to write the story of...– The Biscuit Tin | What would the Wertis say? I love this blog, from Rebecca Moore, a onetime Sassy short story writer.