Monthly Archives: July 2019
Who is the best Spider-Man?
For basically my whole life growing up, Tobey Maguire was Spider-Man. He was the best and the only, but since Sam Raimi’s initial 2002 film, we’ve had several more versions of Spider-Man, from 30-year-old Tobey Maguire’s run over the course of three films (the last of which was released in 2007), to Andrew Garfield in The […]
I didn’t expect this workshop session we attended for work to be anything remarkable. The facilitator asked us to form pairs and then instructed us to turn to our partners and describe a specific instance when we were at our best. One of us in the pair would simply listen to the other and jot […]
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Is It Good to Be Yourself?
In this era of self-love and positivity, of quotes and selfies and complete conviction that your opinion is the correct one, is it actually good to be yourself, as so many people claim?
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Buying a New Mattress
Recently, I went through one of the most stressful shopping experiences of my life: buying a new mattress. This was to replace a sagging old mattress, which was as old as I am… eek! For the uninitiated, buying a mattress can be overwhelming and confusing, and that is before the used-car salesman techniques are thrown […]
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Why I Love Going to the Movies
I love going to the movies. Any movie will do, and actually, sometimes there’s nothing better than going to a bad movie just to sit back, relax, and demolish snacks in the dark.
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Borderlands 3: Time to Prepare
It drops in September, and I’m very keen for it, but how do I prepare? It probably seems like a silly question, but I’m totally serious. I need to prepare for the release of Borderlands 3.
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I’m out of juice. I feel like a smartphone that has suddenly blacked out because it just has no more energy. Like a marathon runner who faints at the end of the race. Like a dying television show that has outlived its premise. I am so done. I need a chance to recharge and pull […]
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Conference Presentations: Look for the Smilers and Nodders
A component of the academic life requires one to share and communicate the findings of your individual research. In other words, I have to go out there and present my work at conferences. I know there are other more creative ways to share my research, which includes outreach work such as school visits and talks. […]
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Turtles All The Way Down
There are some books that I can read and re-read for years; John Green’s Turtles all the Way Down is one of them. This novel, from the author of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns, follows Aza Holmes, a 16-year old girl who attempts to solve the mystery of a missing local billionaire, all […]
I met a dog the other day. That’s probably not especially shocking news. There are a lot of dogs in Adelaide. Except it really helped me to meet this dog, because I was tired, and bored, and just a tad stressed. It’s funny how we can talk about all these different strategies to de-stress ourselves, […]
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