CMT in action

okay. so i've never given birth, exactly, but i really think that if i had, i would say: academic work, particularly when the scope is large or the stakes are high, is a lot like labor. you try to get a little rest in between pushes. the process is long, painful, and often characterized by despair. but when you're done you just tend to forget about all that, you look at the product and you go "yeah. i made that. cool."

tonight was spent in a berkeley cafe. i ate a squash sandwich, drank a double latte, and pushed. my fellowship statement isn't quite born yet, but i think it's close. perhaps i need an academic doula.

but i must say, it was good to be out in the world.