August Writing Roundup

Welcome to this month’s writing roundup, where I revisit pieces I published during the past month. “Why Writing Is the Worst Job in the World.” The Debutante Ball. 1 August 2015. The title is a little tongue-in-cheek. Mostly this piece is about why writing is hard,...

May Writing Roundup (Special Edition)

This month’s writing roundup has a special theme, and that special theme is BOOKS. I published only two articles last month, but I spent plenty of time publishing things. First, the articles. “Thriving as a Freelance Academic.” Chronicle of Higher Education...

March Writing Roundup

It’s time for the writing roundup of the articles I published during the month of March. As usual, You can view all of my publications, including those listed here, on my Writing page. I only published two pieces this month, but one was a doozy, so. Indeed,...

Negative Capability

As I walked to my local coffeeshop this morning, I saw a daytime moon and snapped this photo with my phone. The sun was, at the same time, very bright—you can see the blueness of the sky, a crisp blue that we only get in the North Carolina after the summer’s...

Sour Grapes, or Waking Up?

Recently, a friend I respect told me that she was concerned that my writing on academia came across as though I had “sour grapes.” She was mostly talking about the writing on this blog, although now that this blog is a series on The Chronicle of Higher...

Big News

I have some big news. My favorite higher education publication, The Chronicle of Higher Education Vitae, which is never behind a paywall (#openaccess, y’all), has picked up these blog posts as a new column for their publication. Thus: The Freelance Academic Blog...

What Does It Mean to Be a Freelance Academic?

Those who’ve actually been reading this blog for a while (not that there’s been much to read until recently) might have noticed dramatic changes in the last couple of weeks: I changed the website design from one that was basically an online CV for an...