Two thoughts

I spent the last week in Santiago, attending the annual SDSS meeting. Usually I return home from such meetings with renewed scientific enthusiasm and a warm fuzzy feeling from seeing folk I like. This meeting provided that, and then some. Advertisements

Read More Two thoughts

time

Well, well, well… when it rains, it pours – hi again. Do you know the interesting thing about only writing once every few years? It’s such a clear window to a younger me. A much younger me. Gosh. Do I recognise myself? Yes, definitely. Would I write those words today? No, not for the most […]

Read More time

The good over the bad

Hi. I’m going to gloss over the fact I haven’t been here in 3.5 years. Apparently lots of people have, which is a sobering reminder that things you say online don’t really go away. Even if you forget about them. Or, perhaps, especially if you do. For the majority of these 3.5 years, I’ve often […]

Read More The good over the bad

purging

Gosh, it’s been a while. The reason why I’m back is that I found a couple of bad feelings festering on my mind, again, and I think they need purging. The first is a strong negative reaction I experienced when I considered applying to the UK Royal Society’s Dorothy Hodgkin’s Fellowship Scheme – a scheme […]

Read More purging

the road to somewhere better

I find myself with a quiet moment, with all my MacBook’s 4 cores purring away and a whole bunch of drafts submitted. This brings a sense of accomplishment that puts me in the right frame of mind to return to the issue of impostors syndrome. First let me start by saying that I wasn’t expecting […]

Read More the road to somewhere better

the impostors amongst us

I’ve been debating about whether or not to write this post. It’s about the so called Impostor’s Syndrome. If you’re an academic, especially a PhD student, you’ve probably heard of it. It’s not something that happens only in academia, but something which I think academia exacerbates. I’m not an expert, but I would describe it […]

Read More the impostors amongst us