John Martin

laughing through grad school
(academic stuff) (hints of life beyond
school and work)
(Flying Moose videos, photos, stories, etc.) (observations)

Live

This section of my site represents the life I once had, before my current stint as a doctoral student at UW-Madison. Hence, much of it is old.

There are, however, a few interesting things I've done. The calendar project, for example, is still a pretty neat little photo-a-day journal of my life for 2004. Some of the drawings and paintings I did aren't horrible, and they remind me that if I apply myself I can find time to do fun things. I have a page for my Meyers-Briggs personality stuff because I think it's the most accurate and concise external representation of who I am. My sad and outdated resume shows another side of me. There's a page dedicated to my trip to Nepal, where immediately afterwards, I vowed to go into water resource management and invent a better outhouse (and never did). And, perhaps the most important, are my writings -- a masters degree of poetry that I look back upon from time to time when I get particularly upset with the tenor of my academic papers. I used to write with a sense of passion.