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Monday Mornings

Monday mornings are the hardest! Trying to get a sense of what I need to do this week and trying to be productive, as in get something done. After getting a sense of what I need to do, I feel overwhelmed. Of course, now I can’t concentrate and it’s become hard to get anything accomplished! […]

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Shout out to – Philosophize This!

Discovered podcasts by Stephen West on Philosophize This!  He has a 5 part series on Gilles Deleuze and it is excellent!  His explanation is clear, easy to understand, and he argues for the relevance and significance of Deleuze’s ideas. So so good! Deleuze’s concepts – shift of focus from being to becoming, affirming existence in […]

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#dissertationthoughtfortheday

#Dissertationthoughtfortheday – writing a page a day seems slow, but after 7 months, you end up with over 200 pages!

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ideas to jump start one’s studies

For a rainy day, this is a note to myself, and in case others might need fresh ideas to jump start one’s studies… I have listed things that help me to build momentum in my academic work. This list also works for sermon preparations.  Please share your study habits that work well for you! This […]

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How to get out of a prospectus-dissertation-writing funk

I got some great advice about how to get out of a Prospectus-Dissertation-writing-funk/rut. – Do something everyday that pertains to the Dissertation, optimally at the same block of time. – Tackle easiest task first to get back into things. – If not able to write, then read something pertaining to dissertation to stay connected to […]