Author Archives: kthompson

Socially-Distanced Conferences

COVID has changed a lot about our profession. Clearly, it’s changed how we conference—there’s no more travel. Not sure about you, but I have actually been able to attend more conferences since quarantine. And it’s so easy. No paperwork to … Continue reading

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Thanks, Academia

[This is totally a backhanded compliment to academia. More backhand than compliment.] Recently (and it’s a long, boring, and irrelevant story as to how it came about) I read a rant of someone desperate to meet another in person. The … Continue reading

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Power, Part I

There have been a few moments that have floored me recently. And I like to think that I’m rarely floored. My intent is to discuss one at a time until I run out. In trying to figure out if there’s … Continue reading

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