About "She plunged into a sea of platitudes, and with the powerful breaststroke of a channel swimmer made her confident way towards the white cliffs of the obvious." Somerset Maugham
Having given up the whole product manager gig, I’m now a graduate student in history at UC Berkeley. History PhD’s, it turns out, are not only kind of fun but provide endless free time (if you spend your free time drinking coffee and reading books) as well as the possibility of having other people pay for your world travel. Since I’m sadly not the wastrel son of nobility, this will have to do.
After returning from years of government sponsored travel and a glance at the academic job market for history PhD’s I