Friday, September 03, 2010

"Lobster Truffle?" what a tray-bearing waiter said to me once at a museum reception, interrupting my complaint to a fellow graduate student about a shift in levels of summer travel funding.  I considered myself thoroughly chastened, and have done my best to forswear graduate grumping ever since.  Lest I renege on this commitment, Tony Woodlief provides a very nice reminder.  "News flash Sparky: We're all working hard...   the only time the urgency gets anywhere close to an average day in a profitable company is when someone’s tenure clock is running out."  Also helpful in this department is Steve Jones' sneaky little essay, It's Tough All Over.