The end

After a few weeks of silence I am back to say… good bye! I leave in less than two days and am in the middle of packing at the moment. But perhaps that is getting ahead of things here. After all, what have I been up to in the weeks since the end of term? … More The end

Parkinson’s Law

I just typed “work will fill the time allowed” into Google and discovered that there is in fact a way to describe this phenomenon: Parksinson’s Law. It would seem that in the past few weeks I have been demonstrating the truth of this law. The nature of the Oxford system is very independent, and you … More Parkinson’s Law

Oxford: where pens come to die, theater comes to live, and students don’t sleep

At this very moment it is 3:25… in the morning. Perhaps not unusual for a student, but for someone who is usually nodding by half past midnight, this is pretty late. I am working on an essay about music in the postcolonial world. It seems pretty inventive right now, which feels like a good thing, … More Oxford: where pens come to die, theater comes to live, and students don’t sleep

Last minute

It is 9:00 on a Thursday morning of an even week. That means… an essay is due! I was taking a bit of a gamble by leaving it so last minute (the computer could have stopped working or some other horrible, unforeseen circumstance) BUT the email with attached essay was sent out with a time … More Last minute

Essay break

This is the first of likely several posts that are written to take a break from the larger task of essay-writing. What today looked like: I got up around eight, which is the time my internal clock is starting to favor. Cleaned my room, sent some emails, had yogurt and a banana, taped event cards … More Essay break