At the beginning of the summer I wrote a post about basking in the feeling of having survived the semester. To celebrate I came to the conclusion that one of the best things I can do for my own productivity, teaching, research, and (most importantly) personal health is to have a good summer. Here are … Continue reading H.A.G.S. … I Did!
In my own self-description, I guess what I'm trying to be is in the moment. And that's pretty new to me. No dawns. Every day just high noon. Sometimes there's a showdown; other times, iced tea. And with each there's a sunset to take a breather and to prepare to count another yesterday.
If you're up on Netflix's catalog (and even if you're not), you've probably heard about Tidying Up Your Life with Marie Kondo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvyeapVBLWY The streaming sensation is a showcase of Kondo's KonMarie method to organization. If an object brings one joy, it's to be placed in its proper place. If it doesn't bring one joy, it is to be removed from … Continue reading “Tidying Up” at Culture on the Edge
Life is about connections. Okay, life is about many things. But it's at the connections where we so frequently realize and savor what we have. During my last year at Elizabethtown College, I had the pleasure of teaching and learning with a student named Nadia Mourtaj. I recently learned that Nadia and her younger sister, … Continue reading Nadia…
Throughout 2018, I gave myself a grace period. I knew the year was going to be one of a great many transitions--
more than I expected, so it turned out. My resolution to myself was to rethink imperfection as a facet of life.