Trying to be lazy these last two days. It is hard work being lazy. I snuck in some Kant and administrative work. I work tomorrow.

Wrote a bad poem, lol!

Sweetest sweet ass poison,
Burns, relieves, focuses.
Well, exhale,
And we had the ciggies, at least.

faster phds

Via Craig at Theoria, the NYT has a story about PhDs in the US.

The average student takes 8.2 years to get a Ph.D.; in education, that figure surpasses 13 years. Fifty percent of students drop out along the way, with dissertations the major stumbling block. At commencement, the typical doctoral holder is 33, an age when peers are well along in their professions, and 12 percent of graduates are saddled with more than $50,000 in debt.