Monday, April 25, 2011


To PhD or not to PhD. That is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of the destitute job market and the debilitating misfortune of student loan repayments, or to take arms against a sea of academic troubles, and by opposing, end them? To DIS, to sleep no more; and by a sleep to say we spend the heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks that term papers are heir to: 'tis a consummation devoutly to be wished. To work full-time, to sleep; to sleep, perchance to dream — ay, there's the rub: for in that half-lidded sleep of dissertation death what academic dreams may come, when we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause — there's the respect of the profession that makes calamity of so long life.