Original Posts


What the heck have I been working on anyway?

Well, internet, I asked on Twitter what I should write my semi-regular blog post about, and half of the people who responded said they wanted to hear some preliminary insights from my dissertation.   Hey frands, if I were to write a blog post this weekend which of these would […]


Writing is Hard: The Home Stretch

It has been a few months since I last posted about writing, or anything here really, and it feels like the time to update. I have reached month 13 of constant, full-time work on finishing my PhD dissertation and the May graduation deadline is looming. Since I last posted, I […]


Writing is Hard: Setting reasonable goals

Finally I am back to write some more about writing! I’m back to reflect on the importance of setting reasonable goals. This is as much about knowing yourself and your emotions as it is about spending the time to plan. This past month has been a real shit show in […]


Writing is Hard: A New Semester

Following my earlier blog post about my writing “system”, I have noticed that disruptions of routine are tough to weather, so I thought I’d write a bit about how I’ve been persisting. I recently had a 2-week period of travel and transition while everyone’s schedules changed for a new university […]


Planning ahead for the archaeology conference gauntlet

I was planning and writing my time at the upcoming SAA (‪#‎saa2016‬) conference and started making two documents, one with digital archaeology stuff and one with public archaeology stuff. I decided that I’d make a copy publicly editable. Hopefully this will be a nice addition to the conference program for my […]


Disconnectedness is our shared challenge

Archaeology is what brings us together today for #blogarch. But what is your day job? Like, how do you put food on your table? There are so many job titles for people who identify as archaeologists. Field Technician. Professor. Museum curator. Digital archaeologist. Research scientist. Adjunct professor. Project director. Historical […]