Anyway, on the occasion of resolutions, I have been thinking about how you can't shortcut the growth process. Shortcuts lead to short circuits, and those are not a good look.
This week, I'm headed to the University of Oklahoma to discuss my research and pedagogy. Come check out my public lecture, "Scriptural Roots: How Alex Haley Read 'America Great Again.'"
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.