The importance of stick-to-it-iveness

The stand up comic from 1950s, Lenny Bruce, wrote in his excellent autobiography titled “How to talk dirty and influence people”, that he finds medical students to have a an “attitude of stick-to-it-iveness” that is missing from his daily life. Lenny Bruce is impertinent to the rest of this piece but the stick-to-it-iveness is important.Continue reading “The importance of stick-to-it-iveness”

Anticappointment: the ride that is academic publishing

There is such a thing as anticappointment and I was unaware of it for 28 years of my life, seems insane to me. It is an all-encompassing feeling of waiting/ anticipating something with full knowledge that it will just be disappointing because nothing ever does meet your expectations. A few common examples include: A bigContinue reading “Anticappointment: the ride that is academic publishing”

Stuck between a quarantine and a hard place

Let me get this out of the way. The world feels too surreal and weird right now. A virus in combination with the indomitable human stupidity has ground the “normal life” to stand-still. However, we are all expected to carry on. And we should. If you don’t get up every morning and crib about theContinue reading “Stuck between a quarantine and a hard place”