Category Archives: Louisiana

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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Insider Humor

Inside jokes are the glue of relationships. They stick in your memory like day-old grits stick to the edge of the pot– and explaining them to outsiders is just as tough as removing them. Once upon a time, when the … 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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Joan’s Farrier

Ain’t everybody cut out to be Joan of Arc. The old proverb goes something like this: For want of a nail… For want of a fastener, the buffer between soft feet and rough terrain came aloose and emperilled the mission. … Continue reading

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Badges

Badges are nifty. Tonight I earned the coveted “my mom is an idiot” badge. SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t already seen the new STAR WARS movie, ROGUE ONE, don’t go.* Apparently, I am the last person on earth to find … Continue reading

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There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Power Nap

We’re all familiar (or should be) with TANSTAAFL, aka There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. I’ve coined a complementary term: TANSTAAPN. Nothing’s free. Not lunch, not gas station car washes, and most certainly not naps in the … Continue reading

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