What is Disability Studies?

I am new to this intellectual discipline. I have studied communication disorders, special education, assistive technology, and school psychology (in that order), but have never delved into the world of “disability studies” until now. I am still reading books and articles on the subject. However, here are my initial thoughts as I begin a deeper dive. Continue reading “What is Disability Studies?”

“An Easy Education is a Contradiction in Terms:” What They Don’t Tell You about Graduate School

In talking to other members of my cohort, I realized that none of them appear to have entered graduate school fully prepared. Maybe they were given poor information; maybe they didn’t do their due diligence. Either way, they don’t seem to fully grasp that graduate school is different. Here is what I wish I could tell them without offending them in the process. Continue reading ““An Easy Education is a Contradiction in Terms:” What They Don’t Tell You about Graduate School”

My Top Books of 2018

I set a new personal best for number of books read in a year in 2018. While 21 books might not seem like much to some of you, it was quite the accomplishment for me. I hope to hit somewhere close to that mark again in 2019; however, I set my goal for 15 knowing that life will be a bit unpredictable this year.

Here is a quick look at what I considered the top books I read in the past year. I could speak about all of the books I read, but I will try to do better at that moving forward instead. Let me know what some of your favorites were in the comments. Continue reading “My Top Books of 2018”

Tribe of Mentors Questions: My Answers

Tim Ferris published his latest book “Tribe of Mentors” in November of 2017. The book has received attention not only for the star-studded list of people interviewed, but also for the types of questions asked to these A-listers. Many others have posted their answers to these questions over the last year. In this post, I give my own answers. Continue reading “Tribe of Mentors Questions: My Answers”