Tag Archives: Tenure

A Tiryaki Haze on the first day of school


  It’s the first day of the spring semester.  As one of my students put it in an email last week, “you are going to need to find all of us – little pebbles in the forest – wash us … Continue reading

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Occupy the Writeamatrix: A failed movement, for the moment


So, after making it through the sandstorm-poop-a-thon writeamatrix beat down walk on the beach this morning now that the writeamatrix is back from vacation, I made it through the day of legitimate meetings with our contractor and CAD expert – … Continue reading

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Return of the Writeamatrix (who compares Turkish and U.S. academe)


I quickly slurp down my cay, anticipating the whipcracking Writeamatrix to crack me up any moment now.  As you may recall, she is the academic dominatrix in my head who wants me to, in no uncertain terms, GET BACK TO … Continue reading

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