Category Archives: Education

Top 3 Reasons to Get a PhD

Pink said, “Just give me a reason,” and Lady Gaga said she had a Million Reasons. Ever in search of the middle ground, I came up with 3: 3. Relive your misspent youth with a higher credit card limit. (I wish. … Continue reading

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The Proposal

First, you make a roux. No, seriously, you’re going to need the carbs. Add the trinity (onions, bell pepper, and celery.) Invoke the Trinity (JMJ), and anoint the router with holy water while you pray for internet speeds capable of running … Continue reading

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Revenue Recognition

I’d like to think I’ve got the financial savvy to recognize a revenue if I saw it, but it’s not like beauty, which is in the eye of the beholder. There are pages and pages of rules promulgated by the … Continue reading

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So Long, Farewell

It’s been a Long day, and I’m not happy about it. Our state budget teeters on the edge of a fiscal cliff and our elected leaders are passing useless, unwanted, frivolous bullsh*t, backscratching, backroom bills instead of figuring out how … Continue reading

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4th Year

One of the more common questions I’ve been asked since starting the PhD program is: How long does it take? 4 years (at LSU). Some programs are 5.   I couldn’t have made it this far without Mark. His support … Continue reading

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Asymptotically Normal

When I first came to LSU (last millennium) we used 3 separate machines to print, fax and copy, had dial up 4200 baud modems, and only the POTUS and other mobsters had satellite phones. Technology has changed so much and … Continue reading

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Spring Loaded

An non-random, completely lacking construct validity informal study of my colleagues who are also finishing their 3rd year of a PhD program indicates that Easter baskets came with the requisite chocolate, 5 lb weight gain, and a bonus side order of a … Continue reading

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