Good News! Got a Job! Read All About It!

All the blogging guides that I read before starting this blog said that you should update your blog as often as possible, preferably daily. Still, I feel embarrassed to be posting for the third straight day, as I usually only post a few times per month. But, I guess the good news I have qualifies … Continue reading Good News! Got a Job! Read All About It!


First Days at University of Jyväskylä

Well, it's my lunch break on the Friday of my first week as a Doctoral Student at the University of Jyväskylä and I thought I'd write a little update. I'm actually working from home today for a change because I have the place to myself. Anyway, I talked at length in the previous post about … Continue reading First Days at University of Jyväskylä

Last Day at University of Vaasa…Well kind of

"The last days and times are surely here." - Wu-Tang Clan, Impossible So, today's the last day for me as a student at the University of Vaasa. Starting tomorrow, I'll be a Doctoral Student at the University of Jyväskylä. Those are the simple facts but in reality, things are a bit more complicated so let's … Continue reading Last Day at University of Vaasa…Well kind of

Life In the Top 5%

"You're now in the top 5% of researchers on Academia by 30-day views!" I got the above email notification to my smartphone (until I get a sponsorship deal from ****e  I'll just call it a generic smartphone) this past weekend and just thought that it was kinda funny. I actually thought it was a mistake of … Continue reading Life In the Top 5%

Busy Weeks

It's been a busy couple of weeks. I wrote a bit of a negative post a while back about things being so uncertain and having to just wait for stuff to happen, but luckily there's been lots of movement on that front lately. First, the EASLCE webinar on ecophobia took place last weekend and I'm happy … Continue reading Busy Weeks

New Book Review Out

This winter I wrote a book review essay of Hubert Zapf's excellent new book Literature as Cultural Ecology. Zapf is an important figure within current ecocritical scholarship, and it was an honor to be asked to review his newest book. Writing a three or four page essay isn't of course as big of a deal as … Continue reading New Book Review Out