Of the Powered Point

Written by on 26.04.2015 | Master's Degree, Teaching

I’ve been struggling since my dissertation to refocus on my work and blog, as evidenced by my less frequent updates. I have been able to spend much more time with my children and friends, which has allowed me to gain perspective about what matters to me. Because of my changing schedule, I’ll be added new […]

Nice and free

Written by on 03.04.2015 | Korean life

This semester has been going well overall. The first students to fail the semester due to attendance standards not being met are being added to my sheet as “curve fillers” this semester.  There is a decrease in workload related to my paper, and a canceled classes lowering my stress levels considerably. I have been able […]


I’ve been busy for the past few weeks, and I’ve been reexamining how I want to spend my time when I am not working. A few days ago I submitted my final version of my dissertation. It weighed in at a trim 102 pages with appendix materials but no supplemental data. If I had to […]

Painting over budgets

Written by on 15.02.2015 | Teaching

The contracts my coworkers and I sign are staggered over two periods, one for each academic session. The recently negotiated contracts for the spring semester just got approval, and there was talk in the office over the housing stipend clause being updated for the first time in the entire time I’ve worked there. It’s not […]