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.'"
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.
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.