My Little Pink Suitcase

Traveling for work with my carry-on


January 2015

Oh Research, my Research!

I have found that people that do not work in the academy sometimes find it difficult to understand what it is that we do. The only person who did something a little scholarly was my mother, who taught at teacher-training colleges and got grants to do research on teaching strategies and present them at conferences. Yet, her real job was teaching, research came with it. What about me? Continue reading “Oh Research, my Research!”


New York is a thriving, exciting city. Everywhere you go, there is someone with a camera (or GoPro, or any sort of photo-taking device) and a guidebook in hand. Now, New York for New Year’s is simply the worst. Hordes of tourists emerge from places you did not know were there. You cannot even think of going for lunch at a decent hour because lines will queue in every diner and food cart. Let alone visiting any museum. How did I survive this holiday, then? Continue reading “NYC in NYE”

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