Archives for the ‘About’ Category

The end of the tunnel

By • Mar 25th, 2009 • Category: About, Honors Thesis, Research

It either speaks poorly of me, or honestly of the way this semester’s been going: Apparently, I have two fewer weeks to work on my thesis than I’d assumed.  *Doh.* Chapter Five is now mostly written.  There are gaps in the text where I’ve made notes for myself about what to write later.  I’m not […]

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Life plays dirty

By • Mar 17th, 2009 • Category: About, Honors Thesis, Research

“When it rains it pours.” A similar truth played out in Williamsburg over spring break, raining for going on six days and still a little chilly. And in my life, … oh man. I won’t get into it, but let me tell you it’s a doozy. I will have lots of stories to tell when […]



History versus political science

By • Feb 16th, 2009 • Category: About, Honors Thesis, Research

I have been pondering lately, among other things, the great difference between political science and history.  Partly I am nervous about the Long Wait to hear back about my three grad school applications.  (Should I have applied to multiple programs at UBC Vancouver?  Should I have applied to Berkeley like I wanted to?  And general […]



False start

By • Aug 31st, 2008 • Category: About, General Technology, Research

I had finally got the gumption to write up my SNP paper. It was, admittedly, not what I’d hoped to produce, but it was a fair enough assessment for the requirements. I thought. This morning I woke to a lovely letter in my inbox saying, more or less, that I had to re-do […]



An explanation

By • May 22nd, 2008 • Category: About, General Technology, Research

I’m not sure how many people will understand the title of this blog, N2O. Nitrous oxide. Laughing gas. That stuff will make you happy instantaneously, and then pass out. I’ve only tried it once when getting a tooth pulled. I liked it so much, I decided to name my blog […]