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Praxis No. 6: a call for posts

So, I will be hosting Praxis No. 6, which will go up next Sunday, February 15.  For those of you who aren’t familiar, the Praxis Blog Carnival is about the academic life.  Topics in the past have ranged from basic advice on studies and careers to life lessons on the academic path. 

Since I am hosting this edition, it turns out that I get to pick the theme.  As someone who’s made it through a few (I should say very few) stages on the way to a career in academics, I feel some duty to share my experiences so that others may gain some insight from my mistakes and occasional good judgment. 

While I can only pass down my experiences to graduate students and medical students, I think that people at all stages in academia (no matter how advanced) could benefit from hearing about what others have gone through–lessons that wouldn’t have otherwise been totally obvious. 

Therefore, my theme for Praxis No. 6 is the chorus of the song “Ooh La La” by Rod Stewart:

“I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was younger.
I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was stronger.”

That is one good song!  Use it as inspiration in any way to write about life in academia.  All are welcome to submit but please submit your entries by Friday, February 13 to me at (please include “Praxis” in the email title so I know what it is for).  It would be great if you would stick to the theme, but I will include posts on other topics as well.


2 Responses to “Praxis No. 6: a call for posts”

  1. 1

    I see you are busy. Will Praxis come up tomorrow?

  2. 2

    Just got Praxis up. Indeed, it’s been an incredibly busy time, but it would have been somewhat easier had I received some participation from the Praxis crowd. In any case, I did the best I could. It’s my first time hosting a blog carnival–hoping it turned out alright

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