“I dunno what your mother did to you…” !!
So said one of my classmates after I gave some feedback on her proposal. It was a compliment – I was able to say something about two of my peers’ work today that got the class into discussions that clarified something important in their projects. They said nice things to me. 🙂 It was a good day for me to get some recognition. 🙂

Although, I was also told, “if this was group therapy, you’d have broken me,” which apparently meant she would have started crying, and the other agreed. Still none too gentle, am I. 🙁 I didn’t mean to be harsh; just to share with I perceived! waahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
But, it couldn’t have been better timing to be with a group of people, all of whom I like, who accept me as I am and even appreciate what I have to offer.
(Now we’ll just have to see how I – and all of us, smile – perform under pressure between now and the 29th, eh?)

2 thoughts on “ANTHRO 660”

  1. Steph-
    You really are the best peer reviewer I have ever had! I did mean these comments as compliments, your insight is remarkable and has enabled me to put “myself” into my proposal. In my book- you’re totally radical!

  2. Aw shucks! 🙂 I wasn’t fishing for MORE compliments (but I’ll take ’em, damn good timing, as I mentioned before). 🙂
    What you said, though, helps clarify the similarity for me of the two ‘cases’ (in social scientific jargon). I was wondering why you two, and not others, and it could be because the thing I noticed was precisely the “you” in “your own study”. Which, as Broughton noted, is what I do here with this blog. 🙂 Maybe that’s my “thing.” I think we ARE “in” whatever we do, sometimes its relevant and sometimes not….

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