Tag: Advice

The Parent Ren, Part X: It’s Harder Than It Looks

Some people will tell you that it’s easy to be a parent. They’re lying. It’s not easy to be a responsible parent, especially if you’re also trying to balance a career. You have to learn to let go of some things and embrace other things… Things like the unpredictable nature of a little person who is learning how to adapt to the world around them. It’s a big responsibility, but it comes with great reward, if you’re up to it.

The criticism that you’ll get

One of the things that I’ve been working on this term is to prepare my doctoral thesis/dissertation proposal. It’s a somewhat complicated document that must meet the requirements of the school, be in a grant application format (or close to it), and clearly explain what I plan to do. It’s a fine line between being too detailed, losing the audience…

Falling in love with the question

The Dean at the school of public health had his “state of the school” town hall meeting today, and he introduced us to a sneak peek of a movie to be released in time with the 100th anniversary of the school. The clip is about two minutes long and shows different people in different parts of the world. Some people…