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I’ve had simply splendid week– long days of work, reading on the front porch during afternoon downpours, dog walks, cat cuddles, eureka moments, house to myself, peace. Here are a few of the particulars that have given my days texture. Continue reading Favorite Things, 6/27
This week is my five year anniversary on this blog. And let the celebration and revelry in the streets commence! In honor of this auspicious event, I’m reposting five of my favorite posts. These aren’t necessarily the most clicked or linked, or the ones with the most comments… these are the ones I like. Because it’s my birthday. Kinda sorta. So, without further ado… April 24, 2012: Endings. … Continue reading Blogiversary 5, and 5 Favorite Posts
I’ve been in a bit of a tailspin the last few months. Something that was supposed to happen didn’t happen, and I didn’t really have a contingency plan or any concept of how to deal with failure. I didn’t get accepted to a PhD program. Writing that still makes my stomach clench. I think this is my first actual failure at something I cared about–I … Continue reading Hitting Reset
In January, shortly after my last post here (wow, did this whole blogging thing get away from me!) I began teaching two sections of a Gen Ed gender course at AU. Two times a week (Monday and Thursday), 80 students expected me to know and to share what exactly was going on with all this sexism stuff. The class was amazing. I had no idea … Continue reading School Clothes (when you’re the teacher)
One of my goals this year is to write a bit more about what I read. Writing is tied to thinking (they aren’t separate actions–think then write. Rather, the act of writing–sifting through the detritus at the top of the brain to get down to the good stuff–inspires thought.) My tendency is to read and read and read without really stopping to think or analyze. So–while I … Continue reading What are you reading? Jan 5