Huge news out of NASA today… just kidding! At this point, NASA is about as close to making any kind of awe-inspiring discovery as say the Labour Day Telethon had of curing Muscular Dystrophy. If you’re excited by the potential of old water streams on the surface of Mars then I’m guessing you go crazy […]Read more "There Might Be Some Kind of Minuscule Amounts of Water-Like Stuff on Mars… Maybe"
Here now collected is the complete chronological order of the Dr. Loser 4 Quests saga! Follow the ups and downs as I attempt to come to grips with life AFTER failing a Phd. Everything started out fine, I had some grand plans to pursue four challenging but fun and interesting tasks but as I put more focus […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser – The Full Adventure"
8 years is a long time. That’s about twice as long as most people put into writing their PhD theses. And they pass. I failed. Okay, so now I’m not going to be able to strut around with the prestige of that doctorate and get into all the best clubs and upgraded on flights. And […]Read more "Dr. Loser! 8 Lessons learned after spending 8 years on a PhD… and then failing!"
Let’s hear it for 2013! The year my PhD thesis officially failed, when I learned there were even lower levels of misery to which one can sink, and discovered that hyperbolic sarcastic exaggeration is so obviously the lamest thing you can EVER do! On the flip side, 2013 was a hell of a year for […]Read more "A Very Late “Best of 2013” List, or, All the Things I was Doing Last Year Instead of Working on that Damn PhD!"
What do you do when nothing goes your way? For example, let’s say you spent 8 years on a PhD thesis that ultimately failed, then I guess you would be massively disappointed. The psychological effects of this un-achievement on you would be extremely interesting: What have I done with my life? Who is to blame? […]Read more "The 4 Quests of a Directionless Loser!"
Let’s be honest, school is dumb. Admittedly at this point I’m a bit bitter after having spent 8 years on a PhD that was failed by the examiners (sick of me saying that yet?), but really who is more qualified to talk about the uselessness of school than a guy who spent more than 30 […]Read more "Isn’t it About Time We Put an End to this Nonsense Called “School”?"
Have you ever done something that was so frustratingly difficult that you couldn’t remember why you’d even tried in the first place? A task so massively daunting that it doesn’t even seem humanly possible. Maybe it could be as simple as beating a friend 1-on-1 in basketball, or maybe it’s just trying to dunk once on […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser! – Highest Score Ever on Angry Birds Star Wars"
There is nothing writers love to do more than talk about the way they write. I’m no different, but usually no one I know wants to hear about it! Well, thanks to fellow WordPress blogger Frankie over at Truck Turning Write, I’ve been asked to answer some questions as part of a “blog tour” on […]Read more "Blog Tour 2014 – The Writing Process – Live Novel-ing at Doctor Loser"
Ugh… I mean, it’s no secret to anyone who’s been following along in the last week of Dr. Loser posts that things really aren’t going my way these days. And I’m not even talking about how I failed my PhD, this is post-PhD failure misery – and everything is still an incredible mess. I thought I […]Read more "Even More Live Novel-ing… I guess…"
Well… I was all prepared to come here today and announce the end of the Dr. Loser blog experiment. I’d had enough. Sure, it was fun at first but keeping up with it was grinding me down. Lately I was just so disappointed by the progress of those 4 Quests of a Directionless Loser that I […]Read more "No way… I can’t believe it… You’ve got to be kidding me… THIS is what life is all about? For real?!"
For anyone who has been following along for the for the past few months, I have been attempting a number of tasks, most of which were in response to my PhD thesis failing after 8 years of hard work. I acknowledge that, yes, this was probably twice as long as most people put into a […]Read more "12 Straight Hours of Freewriting! Is it possible?"