"OK, what you want to do is 'not Deleuze'. Accept that, but this is not a cause for despair. Look for a new way to present your engagement with Deleuze while retaining your interest in modeling. Presenting your project as having to do with Deleuze from the start is becoming an impediment to your progress. You are banging you head against a brick wall convincing both the Deleuzeans and the modelers that this project is 'for them'. When faced with an intellectual problem or difficulty, sometimes the best way to proceed is not to find an answer, but rather to ask how that problem came to be a problem and what stands in the way of its possible resolution. In your case, start with the difficulty-- what is it about Deleuze that leads many experts on his work to think that his thought has no bearing on the kind of modeling that is important for the social sciences? You may have more success engaging your professors if you start with the problem."


"But scarcely had daylight itself—and no longer the gleam from a last, dying ember on a brass curtain-rod, which I had mistaken for daylight—traced across the darkness, as with a stroke of chalk across a blackboard, its first white correcting ray, when the window, with its curtains, would leave the frame of the doorway, in which I had erroneously placed it, while, to make room for it, the writing-table, which my memory had clumsily fixed where the window ought to be, would hurry off at full speed, thrusting before it the mantelpiece, and sweeping aside the wall of the passage; the well of the courtyard would be enthroned on the spot where, a moment earlier, my dressing-room had lain, and the dwelling-place which I had built up for myself in the darkness would have gone to join all those other dwellings of which I had caught glimpses from the whirlpool of awakening; put to flight by that pale sign traced above my window-curtains by the uplifted forefinger of day."

From Swann's Way

"I hate guns and I hate August"

via Don Draper


Today's Menu

Cheese Crepe
Carmelized Peach Cobbler
Cookie Crisps
Steak Cakes


"When I grow up, I want to be a hydra."

"Oh, precious child."

Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

Having lived in the Chapel Hill area for seven years, I can now safely say that I have tried everything on the Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen menu, and it is all uniformly mediocre or terrible save for the chicken biscuit, which is the best chicken biscuit that you may ever eat.