So, when I read complaints like this one, (oh, and by the way, Jeremy, that's not a rant. To be a rant, IMHO, you need to go on a bit longer, at least three paragraphs.) I wonder why on earth anyone would want to be an academic, anyway? Sure, there's the long summers, and tenure, but...
What I'm really getting at is, if you are even considering a career in the
academy, you simply must read Lucky Jim,
which I had never heard of until I came across
article via Arts & Letters a while back.
I found it at a used book sale later, and though it sat on my shelf for a while,
I got around to reading it about the same time I was writing my seminar paper
last semester. (no commenting on how I might have gotten a better grade had
I not been reading novels, now!) Now that I'm writing another seminar
paper, it is foremost in my mind. Really, read it. It's great.
Boy, talk about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...
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