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Feeling (Mostly) Like Myself Again

Yesterday, I got on stage in front of 60,000+ people in the middle of Central Park. I should explain - All 60,000ish of those people were there to see the Jonas Brothers, and Metallica, and Mariah Carey, and Rosalia, and a bunch of other artists perform as part

Feeling (Mostly) Like Myself Again

Trying Something Different

Hey Friends, Yes, I did say that I was planning to send a newsletter the Sunday before last, and yes, it did slip my mind until yesterday, when I saw "Draft Newsletter" highlighted in red as an overdue task on my Todoist tab. (In my defense, there are about 12

Trying Something Different

I'm Back!

Hey Friends, It's been a while since I've posted here, for reasons that I'm not quite ready to get into (or allowed to - some of it is confidential 👀), but I can assure you that a lot has changed in my life over the past eight or so months. I

There Are Too Many arXiv Papers

Happy Saturday! People often ask me how I keep up with new research related to my work (or my content), especially as my work straddles a few different fields. My answer is usually some combination of Google Scholar alerts, emails from specific journals that I try to keep an eye

The Productive Writer

Happy Friday! While cleaning out my office yesterday, I happened across a copy of The Productive Writer: in Graduate School and Beyond by Jan Allen. (💲) I'd totally forgotten that I had this book - I recieved a free copy while I was at Cornell, and it somehow survived both moving

What Would You Want in an AI Bill of Rights?

Happy Friday! As you may have noticed, I took last week off to recover from a recent trip to Washington D.C. - for whatever reason, travelling via plane usually knocks me out for the next several days, even if the trip isn't particularly stressful. 🤷🏽‍♀️ During my week of recuperation,

Laziness and Productivity

Happy Friday! Over the past several months, I've come to dread the weekday hours between 11AM and 2PM. This is the window when a fog descends over my brain, where my ability to work is abruptly halted for no clear reason, and where I haven't figured out how to pull

Laziness and Productivity

Welcome to Morning Notes!

Hi, it's Jordan Harrod! If you're recieving this, it's because you originally signed up for my Substack newsletter, which has been on hiatus for the past few months as I worked through what the future of the newsletter might look like and how to make both a sustainable effort for