Fall Writes: Week 5

The government may be shutting down (1. Does that make us a failed state? 2. As someone commented on Facebook, it’s a great day for 90s nostalgia) but that doesn’t mean we’re not still working! Let us know your goals for the week in the comments below if you haven’t done so already! And speaking of 90s nostalgia, the same day that the government shut down in November 1995, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men released “One Sweet Day”:

Weekly goals:

Mike: Turn in and complete snailmail grant by 4:00pm on Tuesday (or later via Fedex), write a ‘synthesis’ paper by Sunday at 12:00.

Dan: Eight poms of work Monday-Thursday + Saturday, including two poms of Rosetta Stone.

Melanie: Revise research statement, chapter outlines, completed chapter, do newspaper research.

Carly: Pull together CENFAD conference, devote time to grant and conference paper.

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2 thoughts on “Fall Writes: Week 5

  1. Well, it happened. No govt. So much of the media coverage attempts to be neutral by including quotes from Tea Partiers who keep blaming the Democrats and saying that most Americans do not want Obamacare, even though those statements are pretty unsupportable. Being balanced doesn’t mean giving equal weight to opposing arguments, guys.
    Last week I went to a conference that had been hanging overhead and it was a challenge, plus I sent it some grant requests. This week I am focusing on pulling together this CENFAD conference taking place Friday/Saturday, but I will also devote some time to a couple of upcoming projects: a grant due 10/15 and a conference paper to circulate by 10/11. Thanks, Dan, for the prompt!

  2. well you know what I always say: more government, more problems.
    Ok, that’s actually not what I ever say. UM I need to revise my research statement and chapter outlines (basically I work on that every day- I am actually making progress), and finish my first revision of my chapter revision (that’s also slow going). I’ve also started doing newspaper research again, so more of that. Excitingly, I found a bunch of labor unrest that I had somehow missed the first time around (got to mix up those search terms- I actually found out about it doing a search for images on ebay), so I’m trying to find out the how and why.

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