You Say Tomato; I Say… Pomodoro #phdorbust #phdchat

so i have problems with staying focused. i fully own this, although i like to ignore it & think i’m big enough to conquer it. enough with the bullshit. last year, i learned about the pomodoro method. it changed my academic life. and then i forgot about it. oh… (  ._.) now, had i kept it…

*Pondering*: The Democratic Process #occupyATL #occupywallstreet #occupytogether

so i caught some of the twitter backlash regarding the #occupyATL scuttlebutt with John Lewis, esteemed Civil Rights leader, former chairman of SNCC, & current GA Congressman. at first, without watching the video, i was appalled. now, i’m not so sure… see for yourself: so here’s what i concluded from the video*: john lewis showed up at…

#confession: i think social work has a horrible past (present)

as i read about the history of social work (namely, james leiby’s 1978 history of social welfare and social work), i am having a very hard time being accepting of the way things were done. while i recognize that this is me taking for granted what is considered “common sense” these days, i still find…

Rest In Peace #SteveJobs: Thanks for Lending Yourself to Us

so this happened: for whatever reason, i felt moved to send my condolences to the family, so i sent this email: man… i am all apple everything. i own a macbook, TWO iphones, an ipod classic, an ipad2, bluetooth keyboard, AND an airport extreme. i took pictures of the “unveiling” of my macbook, and decorated…

Update on the #DCYouthCount & #Nephew

We have prelim results!!! We’re also very proud to have been selected to participate in the Conference on Emerging Adulthood! I’m not sure how this will work out with my semester schedule & finances yet, but it looks like Maggie & I are… Y’all may or may not know this, but Jeffrey Jenson Arnett is…

What Happens When Summer’s Not So Hot?

So Samantha Gross of Salon.com recently wrote a story about the budget crisis leading to major cuts in summer programming for youth in NYC. The DC Alliance of Youth Advocates also discussed how Washington, DC is suffering the same fate. The basic issue: communities have no money to provide parents with activities for their children during the…

BONUS POST: Legendary – Rest In Power Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron passed into the heavens today. As with so many other “reports” of celebrity deaths on Twitter, I refused to believe it at first. Then NPR posted this:  And so it is. I’ll admit: I know little of GSH, except that he taught us The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, but they’ll tell us…

The Graduate Speaks…

Okay, so most of you know that I graduated on May 15th. I haven’t talked about it yet because, well, I was busy tweeting about it. (I’d include the screenshots, but it was 11 days ago & half the world is graduating, so my tweets are long gone.) Anyhoo, the short of it: graduation sucked….

sisters in domestic violence

so this week’s post was writtenin response to @originalnajeema‘s post on her experience with domestic violence. i know your trouble all too intimately. “stalker ex” as i call him never hit me, but talk about being possessive and emotionally damaging.  he would praise me in one breath and creatively tear me down in the next (in the…

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