To PhD or Not

“Do it!” Eirik and Miranda said unequivocally. AJS asked, “What if there is another route towards being a public intellectual?” Pepe said that PhD programs are not nearly as fun as MFA programs. That the writing you do is “boilerplate.” He told me that PhD students have a lot of …

Failure to Thrive

April 2013 This essay results from research and inquiry into self-care and self-destruction in relation the history of medicine (and its relation to the history of capitalism). I wouldn’t write it like this again, but here it is, available as a PDF below. Failure to Thrive (Spring 2013)