A few months ago I wondered if there is a right age to be a graduate student. However, as my fellow blogger Sophie reminds us here and here, each of us is more than a student, and there are other things in our lives beside being a student here and now: Family, friends, sports, art, views… and… Read More Is there a right age to save the world?
“Ad fontes” said humanists a couple centuries ago. They want to see the real sources, the real old-written works they were working on. In this age of digitalization, maybe we should claim the same, because so much can be hidden on an Internet copy of a manuscript. I discovered that this summer, when I went… Read More How to see the real manuscript (and not digitalization) highlighted my summer
While lecturing is fun, it is also time taking and exhausting. I meant to write here about the process… but I am only writing now. As Sophie said, I had a crunch time. So, how was it to be teaching for the first time? Let’s look at the good, the bad, and the other stuff.… Read More Becoming a lecturer, part 2
One of my best friends is Vietnamese. I grew up living, and eating, at her house almost half of the week. Her family cooks incredible food, and since I don’t go out often now (family, on a budget), I kind of miss those perfumes. But this week my colleague made me discover my new favourite… Read More Eating the best vietnamese on campus
This week, my children caught one parents’ nightmare: gastroenteritis (yes, what a glorious moment to tell about!). I was up almost all night, I cleaned dirty sheets, gave comfort, wiped… and barely slept. I didn’t really think straight in the morning and I faced the truth: both of my kids were not in shape to… Read More Sick kids – mother at home