Suicide and the Language of Choice

Suicide and the Language of Choice

Header Image Alt Text: A photograph of a moon with orange-lit clouds below.  CW: Suicide, Mental Illness When I heard about the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I felt what I always feel when I hear about the suicide of anyone: I feel like I’ve lost a...
The Glory and Heartache of Tennis

The Glory and Heartache of Tennis

Today I’m going to introduce a new writing topic on my blog, a topic dear to my soul: tennis. I have a family. I do my work. And I play tennis. Those are my three loves. Indeed, the fact that I haven’t written about tennis here before is more surprising...
Evergreen Post on the Perennial Laptop Ban Debate

Evergreen Post on the Perennial Laptop Ban Debate

Rather than write an entirely new post, I used Thread Reader to pull together a constantly-growing thread of tweets (I’m up to 20 I think at this point) that I’ve written on the ableist laptop bans that small-minded professors keep proposing and why...
Farewell to a Beloved Disability Column

Farewell to a Beloved Disability Column

Three years ago, I started the column Life of the Mind Interrupted over on Chronicle Vitae to explore the ways higher education could become more humane for students, faculty, and staff with psychiatric disabilities. The column expanded over the years to encompass all...