Monthly Archives: May 2014

Gender roles in Japan

The U.S. is nowhere close to have achieved gender equality. But Japan is even far behind. Nonetheless, a type of discussions that tries to appear to be gender equal (or probably “gender sensitive” is a better description) goes something like, … Continue reading

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Americans and TV

I have lived with three Americans in my life. Based on this sample, 66% of Americans don’t turn off TV when they go out of the room. In other words, they keep their TV on when they go take a … Continue reading

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Thinking more on teaching

I thought a bit more about teaching and researching. I came to the conclusion that people that are really good at researching in their field actually do enjoy teaching. And oftentimes they are good at teaching. So I guess my … Continue reading

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Teaching load

The more successful you are as a researcher, the less of a teaching load you get. I have seen this premise take place so many times and I understand why it is the case at tier-one research institutions (R1) including … Continue reading

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TAs and guest lecture

I have a graduate assistant or two every semester. They do a lot of grading work for me, but I also try to offer them an opportunity for them to teach a class session or two. Some take it, some … Continue reading

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Defining the purpose of marriage

Nicki and I are almost done compiling our evidence of “marital bona fides.” Since our marriage is bona fide, the question has been what evidence would be good. But a part of me (probably an academic in me that gets … Continue reading

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