Daily Digest for April 14th

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I can’t believe it, but we caught another red squirrel upstairs. That makes a second one this month. [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea Love’n it! [jeffreykeefer]
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@debbiefuco Interestingly enough, I have not seen or heard this widely done in doctoral research outside the US #phdchat [jeffreykeefer]
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@debbiefuco Have you looked through international doctoral dissertations / theses? #phdchat [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea I have no idea. [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea We had a hold in the old siding before it was all replaced last summer, but our contractor said that it was not through the wall [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea If it was a hold then, that means the squirrels were in the house for 6+ months; somewhat unlikely? [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea If newer, then we have absolutely no idea or sense where or how. Either option is scary. [jeffreykeefer]
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Some spring, I just lit the fireplace as it is cold outside with . . . 20% chance of snow flurries tonight. #WTF?!?! [jeffreykeefer]
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@skirrid Thank you! I passed my #viva and was awarded the PhD forthwith on 25 March. [jeffreykeefer]
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@ai1sa Got it. I do like elephants, though . . . [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea This is the second one this month; both times it was caught in a trap and got entangled . . . [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea This one was caught in 2 traps and stuck under a side table; horrible way to die. [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea We have never had problems with red squirrels inside before, so scratching the head as to what the issue is. [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea I only set the traps when we leave after the weekend, they would be too tempted by the peanut butter. [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea Not sure; only saw it from a quick look online. [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea Goodness, you must really be having a good Saturday night! [jeffreykeefer]
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@emilygwynne Remember, no looking up when in Manhattan! [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea That is indeed a way to think of it. Yes, it is. [jeffreykeefer]
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I finally have the fire burning nicely; time to have some of that wine I have had breathing for an hour. [jeffreykeefer]
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@emilygwynne You can be a tourist guidepost. [jeffreykeefer]
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@christiepooh Enjoy the conference. Have you been to ISPI before? [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea Only if you consider the rising again as my picking it up to toss it into a trash bag. [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea What a flashback; made too many of those connotations over the years; try desperately to be free of them! [jeffreykeefer]
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@christiepooh Cool! What are you presenting? [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea Not too easy, those connotations at least! [jeffreykeefer]
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Time for more wood, wine, and clean laundry from the ringing dryer. [jeffreykeefer]
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I filled the fireplace, poured some more wine, and folded a load of laundry. Time to tell the Twitterverse about it. [jeffreykeefer]
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@christiepooh Sweet. Will it be recorded or online? [jeffreykeefer]
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@linguistics12 Still bummed we were not able to get together when I was in Manchester. How is the weather now? [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea Did you know that my second masters was in religious studies? [jeffreykeefer]
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#phdchat has been a lifesaver of a community over the years I did my #phd. I am forever in debt. [jeffreykeefer]
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@kathybrodie I agree; see what happens when I finally finish my studies?! [jeffreykeefer]
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@vigdissj This is wonderful; I should have completed my #phd years ago!! [jeffreykeefer]
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@linguistics12 I will be in Munich in August for #EARLI and again in the UK in December for my graduation. [jeffreykeefer]
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@christiepooh Well, I look forward to hearing about it. You will be fantastic!! [jeffreykeefer]
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@lindathestar This #phd took 4 years, but with a BA and then 4 masters, and a few false starts I have spent 26 years studying in HE #phdchat [jeffreykeefer]
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@vigdissj Indeed! At least for tonight, as I have a lot of writing and publishing I need to do!! [jeffreykeefer]
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@vigdissj You can do it!! [jeffreykeefer]
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@christiepooh Wow, that is unbelievable. This global climate change is really causing odd behaviors, ehh?! [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea If I have a bit of extra time, I jus may do another degree in social media (Internet Studies or communication or sociology!). [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea I have a most excellent model in @smithjd who is a master of linking ideas + conversations and facilitating magical discussions. [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea Alas, I have 4 masters . . . hey, I am interested in connections between nearly everything! [jeffreykeefer]
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@vigdissj I will save a little of it for when it is your time as well! [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea Did you see it? [jeffreykeefer]
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@raulpacheco This seemed really impressive. As I read this, you have 6 assistants and are not otherwise working? [jeffreykeefer]
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@AlisonSeaman BA in Philosophy, an MA in religion, one in English and American Lit, one in Business Education, and an MEd in adult learning [jeffreykeefer]
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RT @2mrosSia2day: Sometimes I feel like I’m making my dissertation phase much harder than it needs to be. Can’t I just get it done alrea … [jeffreykeefer]
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@raulpacheco What, you need a full day off, too?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ [jeffreykeefer]
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@raulpacheco I agree that research is work, though I have never had it a formal expectation so has always been my free time activity. [jeffreykeefer]
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@raulpacheco I suppose that may be why I often characterized my #phd as a very expensive hobby. [jeffreykeefer]
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@raulpacheco My doctoral studies had little to do with my FT job and few around me really get why I wanted, so easier to justify in that way [jeffreykeefer]
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@raulpacheco The little I have seen you talk about your research, it seems the areas are a bit diverse and must keep them interesting to you [jeffreykeefer]
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@AlisonSeaman The #thesis was "Navigating Liminality: The Experience of Troublesome Periods and Distance During Doctoral Study" #phdchat [jeffreykeefer]
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@curiositychris Will you talk about your #phd studies? #phdchat [jeffreykeefer]
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@AlisonSeaman @pauldoshea That MHRD sounds especially interesting. I have done a lot of HRD in my time. Used to be active in #AHRD as well. [jeffreykeefer]
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@AlisonSeaman @pauldoshea In fact, I still review for one of the HRD journals http://t.co/NxEFwwzvqf [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea @AlisonSeaman I have the mixed blessing of great interest in many things. Good for curiosity, bad for loans and hiring managers. [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea @AlisonSeaman Closer to 26 from when I started with my bachelors. Those first 4 years were the only ones in FT HE. [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea @AlisonSeaman HE and #nyc are not cheap, so I could not afford to study alone without work. Alas, no trust fund or inheritances! [jeffreykeefer]
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@pauldoshea I never could make sense of boxing; seems too intentionally violent like gladiators without the focus on death as the outcome. [jeffreykeefer]
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@kathybrodie I could not imagine a study year; it seems such a luxury on one hand, and waste of tuition dollars on another. [jeffreykeefer]
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@mathiaspoulsen @mosgaard Some things may be beyond quantitative financial modeling! [jeffreykeefer]
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RT @rini_rants: PhDs should not be re-opened once submitted… Oh the typos and sentences that make no sense…. #phdchat #phdsumbission … [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani Enjoy the course! [jeffreykeefer]
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@UCLAdrian @batlinds I did it for years! I like to think it builds character, but some facts of life are just facts of life #phdchat [jeffreykeefer]
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@mathiaspoulsen @mosgaard A questionable pun on debt and how we calculate its return on investment. Not easy to do with the social sciences [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani Somewhat well. I still have more things I want to do than time or money, so perhaps that is what keeps us alive? You well? [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani Any formal studies in your trajectory, yet? [jeffreykeefer]
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RT @DrSustainable: "Your Personal Brand Is More Than Your Follower Count" http://t.co/kXsKIYj4r6 – key is to be authentic and mindful # … [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani I didn’t recall you were doing the PGcert! Excellent!! How is that going? [jeffreykeefer]
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@mathiaspoulsen @mosgaard Never be sorry for not understanding; how else do we learn?!?! [jeffreykeefer]
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@mathiaspoulsen @mosgaard Besides, I enjoyed visiting Denmark a few years back, so always nice for a connection there! [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani Excellent. What does that qualify one to do? [jeffreykeefer]
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@mathiaspoulsen @mosgaard Then that should be enough to get you out of bed every morning until you can no longer move. Excellent! [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani Ahh. Does everybody who teaches in HE need that? [jeffreykeefer]
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@mosgaard @mathiaspoulsen This is how Twitter has become so important to me, in that regardless of how little sense I have, my colleagues do [jeffreykeefer]
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@mathiaspoulsen @mosgaard I sometimes look at my bookshelves and see chunks of things I still want to read but have not yet had time for. [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani Standards can be good. Alas, we have none of them here. Wait, let me rephrase — we leave it to local judgement and freedom ๐Ÿ˜‰ [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani Learning is always helpful, though not always in the ways we expect. [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani and it is that #WIIFM that will see you through. [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani I believe that #WIIFM is that which gets us out of bed every morning. [jeffreykeefer]
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@kathybrodie So we are able to clearly relate with one another thus! [jeffreykeefer]
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@mathiaspoulsen @mosgaard I enjoyed Denmark. I was a night in Copenhagen en route to a conference in Aalborg. [jeffreykeefer]
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@mathiaspoulsen @mosgaard All the best with the #phd application. Big commitment with all sorts of levels of fulfillment #phdchat [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani I enjoy starting Sunday mornings by drinking coffee, engaging in Tweets, and listening to 2 Early Music programs on the radio. [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani Then comes the work of cleaning our barn (shed?) and such. Physical labors await. You? [jeffreykeefer]
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@Ax38 @Ax38 Really cool avatar. What is its history? [jeffreykeefer]
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@AmandaMichelle Great opportunity for a discussion starter in itself #phdchat [jeffreykeefer]
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@book_learning My first 2 degrees were in the humanities, and they did everything possible to get me out of them with job doom and gloom. [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani I just finished listening to an early mass of Palestrina while hoping to see birds appear at the bird feeders. [jeffreykeefer]
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@mathiaspoulsen @mosgaard Yes, imagine all that. Wade into Twitter and we never know where it may lead. [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani Great; I have a couple colleagues interested in that, though it has never quite convinced me (or I have not grokked it yet). [jeffreykeefer]
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RT @peoplegogy: holla at me doc students. lets connect, network, and share our research. #phdchat [jeffreykeefer]
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@peoplegogy While I envision remaining connected with #phdchat, I wonder what other tags there are for early or independent researchers. [jeffreykeefer]
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I love Josquin Des Prez. [jeffreykeefer]
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@mathiaspoulsen @mosgaard Perfect now, as I would have been afraid or hesitant of the global serendipitous conversations years ago. [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani No, that is just it; I don’t really play games. I like a board game now and then or have played computer games, but nothing now [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani I imagine it helpful, though have only heard people talk about the wonders without ever seeing any of them. [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani Come to think of it, gamification seems to hold the same wondrous place that Second Life used to . . . [jeffreykeefer]
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@RIJacobsen @peoplegogy Thanks; I have visited #ecrchat from time to time, but have never found engagement. Is there a central community? [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani Different I know, I meant the new shiny object that was supposed to magically help everybody learn everything from everywhere. [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani Not sure I am following what you mean with this one. [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani I tried, but the barriers for entry were too great for the paucity of benefits. The ROI of Second Life was too low. [jeffreykeefer]
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RT @delayedcajun: When you feel discomfort, you have the highest potential for transformative learning. #acrl2013 #queerlib [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani Not sure I am following you. I earn flying miles when I fly, though not sure if that is what you mean. [jeffreykeefer]
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@RIJacobsen Thanks, had not know about this site or its history . . . [jeffreykeefer]
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I think I want to follow #altac and #ECRchat a bit more closely. Not that I have any more time now, that is. [jeffreykeefer]
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@mathiaspoulsen @mosgaard Something strangely un-American. [jeffreykeefer]
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RT @FromPhDtoLife: Good advice for #altac #postac non-academic careers (despite the title) http://t.co/OwjeHakOIn via @ProfessorIsIn I w … [jeffreykeefer]
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Need Advice on a Nonacademic Career? Don’t Ask Me http://t.co/eVJypjMjkF #phdchat [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani Ahh, yes it does. But how is that related to gamification? [jeffreykeefer]
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I just read "Academia’s indentured servants" and think it explains why I have always worked FT http://t.co/JwziGtRJKf @AJEnglish #phdchat [jeffreykeefer]
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Oddly, this is the first time I ever read anything from Al Jazeera @AJEnglish [jeffreykeefer]
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@EleniZazani Interesting; I have to think about this. Games are all about winning, and getting levels or discounts is winning, eh? [jeffreykeefer]
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@trentmkays Perhaps it is fully integrated? Hey, trying to be positive!! [jeffreykeefer]
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@Ax38 Most excellent; a sense of abandon I should try to cultivate. [jeffreykeefer]
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