Adventures in (Post) Gradland

Thoughts on life after the PhD

Best of 2018

Hey there, blog that I update like twice a year! At least this time I’m actually getting my “best of” list out before January. Movies Managed to watch 69 movies … Continue reading

December 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Stuff to Read / Watch / Listen to

There’s horrible stuff going on everywhere right now, so maybe we all need some good media to consume. Here’s some stuff I’ve been reading / watching / listening to lately … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Best of 2017: Part 1

I let something happen in 2017 that I swore I wouldn’t let happen—I got numb to all the horrible stuff that was happening in the world. And I realize I’m … Continue reading

January 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Best of 2016

Is 2016 fucking over yet? I said recently that my pre-election social mediaverse looked like that sweet first date video camera footage that they accidentally recorded an alien apocalypse over … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Best of 2015

I’m a bit late with this list, but here it is. Japanese Movies (I saw 78 movies last year, a number I’d like to push to at least 100 this … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

Book Tribes

Wandering through the English language section of a Japanese bookstore a few years ago, I came across an English category marker labeled “chick lit.” I think it included half a … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Nearer Dystopias: “Maddaddam,” “On Such a Full Sea,” and the Terror of the Familiar

(Warning: mild spoilers ahead, but nothing that would, in my opinion, lessen the enjoyment of any of the books under discussion.) If there’s one thing we can take away from … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · 3 Comments