I was recently listening to an interview that Marc Maron had with the actor Timothy Olyphant on his podcast “WTF” and caught a terrific soundbite that I thought was fantastically insightful. He was describing a realization he had about learning a tell-tale sign that the work he was doing was both high in quality and… Read More Will you appear in the “blooper reel”?
Why this post and why now… Over the years, I’ve come to understand that it can be valuable for those who are struggling personally to learn that others struggle too. In that spirit, I’m writing this short post to share a bit of personal information with the hope that it might help someone in some… Read More Sometimes it can help to know that others experience it too.
I made a toy! I made a fun little web app for visualizing some interesting things about sampling distributions and the standard error of a mean (pictured below). The app allows you to change parameters with the sliders on the left to see how sample size and standard deviation affect the standard error of a… Read More My First Data Visualization Toy
Last year included the first full academic year of Music and Mind Lab meetings and activities at the IU Jacobs School of Music. I thought I’d post a quick note about some of the fun and exciting things we were able to do together as we begin looking forward to another productive year. Some quick… Read More The IU JSOM Music and Mind Lab: A Year in Review
This a playful metaphorical reflection on what seem to be fairly periodic fluctuations in my thoughts on what it means to be building a career in academia as I’ve moved from being a graduate student to someone about to apply for tenure. Maybe sometime you feel similarly about what you do?