Michael Ekstrand

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Making a Fabric Poster

Published on 10 Feb 2018.

Fabric posters are great. You don't need a clumsy poster tube, just fold it up and put it in your suitcase.

We use Spoonflower for ours, and there are even instructions. But there are a few details that take some extra work to get right; I hope that this will guide you through them.


Published on 31 Dec 2017 and tagged with academia and career.

2017 is almost over! What's happened?

Quite a few things. Surviving the year feels like an accomplishment, for a bunch of reasons. And I have by no means experienced the worst of it.

People Are Not Tasks

Published on 15 Oct 2017 and tagged with academia and productivity.

The primary text in church this morning was Romans 15:22–33 — Paul's travel plans, in which he hopes to visit Rome on the way to Spain after delivering a relief gift to Jerusalem. Our bishop is visting this weekend and gave the message, and some of the things he said got me thinking about how to live a good academic life.