Pensaments of an Anthropological Patzer

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Oft him anhaga are gebideð…

Friday, 3 March 2006, 11:13

I got my final W2, last week, and completed my FAFSA on-line Wednesday, one day before the deadline. Last year was a broke year, for me: I held a full-time job for three weeks, and spent the other forty-nine scrapping. I enjoyed that freedom, and I miss it, now that I’m working all the time. […]

Queer Theory

Friday, 3 February 2006, 17:46

I remember the way. When I get there, I’ll have to speak like I’m drunk. You have to use the right words in the right order. I’m the drunk man, showing up to fuck her. I have to remember to be obnoxious. There’s a script to be followed…

The Policy of Europe

Sunday, 29 January 2006, 12:05

January has felt like a very GOP month, thus far: I’ve been reading The Wealth of Nations and the KJV. I feel a little dirty Of course, while neither Moses nor Adam Smith was politically radical by today’s standards, it’s important to remain aware of the fact that these texts are essentially being appropriated by […]

Re-Visiting and Re-Vising Experience After the Fact

Friday, 2 December 2005, 09:24

Sometimes, it’s better to piss than to pour a libation.

SOAS said Yes! … Now what do I do?

Monday, 14 November 2005, 08:33

My request for a deferral has been accepted. Now, I need to find £10,500 (US$18,313.05) by 25 September of next year in order to pay for school. I do not, as yet, have a real plan. The most obvious thing to do is go to the San Francisco Public Library’s So-Ya-Wanna-Be-A-College-Student room (I can’t recall […]

On Being Bad and Geography

Friday, 2 September 2005, 10:23

It’s been a rotten couple of weeks. Rotten month, actually. Kind of a lousy year. Hasn’t been this bad, though, since the week in Adwafo in which I realised that I hated Asante culture and myself. (I did, for the record, learn to have a certain respect and affection for both.) I feel constrained against […]

Well, blast.

Friday, 5 August 2005, 07:05

Here goes nothin’…

Anthropological Dreams

Monday, 25 July 2005, 20:14

I have dreamt of being an anthropologist since my sophomore year of college. But I haven’t usually literally dreamt of being an anthropologist…


Sunday, 24 July 2005, 19:27

I haven’t been writing because there’s nothing to write. How about a pretty picture, instead?

The Confusing Miscegenation of Homesickness and Wanderlust

Wednesday, 8 June 2005, 23:01

If you read the B-Log because of an interest in cultural anthropology, then you probably also read Savage Minds, in which case Kerim’s post on Albanian Anthropology has made you aware of NewAnthro, a collective blog written by a group of New School anthropology grad students in the field — in Israel, Albania, the UK, […]