I'm Geraldine, a 30-something Alaskan currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy at the University of Kentucky. As a new doctoral student, I've learned a few things, most of them good, all of them leading to a better understanding of myself and of the importance of crafting a meaningful life. That, then, was the impetus for this blog: I wanted to create an outlet for my thoughts and ensure that I will continue to make space for the non-academic things in life. Because, let's face it: when you're working towards a PhD, it is all too easy to forget that there other things in the world besides [insert titles to whatever books you need to read by tomorrow] and those three term papers you should have started researching two weeks (two months?) ago.
That, in a nutshell, is the point of this blog. It's my place to digest the goings-on of my life as a graduate student, to write something other than term papers, and to share projects and inspiration - both the handcrafted and philosophical kind - with like-minded people. If that sounds like your cup of tea, I do hope you take a look around, share links to your own projects, and join in the conversation.
A little about me:
I am passionate about social justice, local food, and educating people about the importance of these issues.
I love writing, growing food, baking, knitting, old books, and strong cups of coffee with cream.
I enjoy taking photographs, but I'm not very good at it.
Oh, and I have an old sewing machine that I bought three years ago and have yet to use. Here's hoping I find some time and a little sewing inspiration soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by.