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Lists & Lists

Forty eight hours ago, I was on the third floor of Swem, with only a semester of political theory notes keeping me company. Now,

The Day Before The Big Day

November 18, 2014 I’m a huge fan of this whole “let’s-provide-the-students-with-food” thing the DC Office seems to support from the mountains of pizza on

Field Methods 2014: Wrapping It Up

The last day of classes at William & Mary is traditionally a celebratory affair, and on the last day of class this fall we

Coffee & TV

In between now and Friday, I have only eight classes left this semester. Unbelievable. With the thermometers reading seventy degrees and two more essay

Wadi Bani Ghafir at Sidaq Gorge – Water versus Rock in Oman

In January I had the good fortune of visiting Oman to explore the country’s magnificent geology.  November 18th is Oman’s National Day and in this

Past Failure Drives Future Excellence

Imagine you are a gatekeeper of opportunity, whether that be a manager of some kind, an administrator who decides which applicants attend your program

Here & Now

The other day, I received a strange request on Facebook: a friend had invited me to like a fan page for…himself? It’s early November,

#tbt: My Quest to be the Ideaman

A quick note: In honor of #throwbackThursdays, I am posting my college application essay as I’ve now come to the half point in my

Field Methods 2014: Put Your Hiney in the Piney

When many of my academic colleagues (both at W&M and further afield) learn that I write a blog it is commonly followed by an