i'm reluctant to blog over the clark coolidge post because i love his words more than mine right now.
however. i'm going to let you know that if there is any question in the world that i'd like to remove from all conversation... or maybe even just conversations with ME... it is : so, what do you do?
this, after, say 15 minutes of conversation with my wonderfully conversational PhD student and partner.
when i feel defensive i say: i write.
when i feel amused i say: i walk dogs.
lately i just feel annoyed by the question. so my answer, after a long pause, is: i work and i write.
this i am posting because i am willing to bet that there are other PhD candidate's partners in the world with the exact same *issue.*
to you young & single PhDers out there: DO NOT ASK THIS QUESTION.
if you must. DO IT BEFORE 5 MINUTES OF CONVERSATION RE : YOU AND THE UNIVERSITY has passed.
after that it is just annoying & comes off as *just being polite.*
and, honestly, after that... i'm not going to be very polite. i'm just going to be bored.
i post this because i CARE.
i post this because it seems to be a daily occurence.
lucky for me there is Lucipo & some Duke PhD's [and ers] that are also Poets.
thank you for listening.