Letter to a New Graduate Student’s Family, Part 2

The nature of grad school is a weird nexus of too much information (Here are 800,000 pages. Please read them by last week) and not enough information at all (Please figure out all the Things. Please create your own efficient life schedule. Please have a Fortune 500 CEO level of organization, motivation, and enthusiasm. Here is your $5 graduate school stipend).Read more…

Letter to a New Graduate Student

Dear New Graduate Student, I don’t know you. And yet today, I think about you and pray for you. The academic world is small and mobile enough that there’s a good chance we’ll be on the same campus at some point in our lifetimes, and yet this letter is probably the only chance I’ll be able to speak these words to you. Read more…