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  • Repotting now underway!

    A few months ago, I wrote about my ongoing feeling of being root bound. My current gig, which has been a great learning experience in many ways, is no longer cutting the muster. There are…

  • Academic guilt, work/life balance, and chasing time.

    I really love the twitter and facebook feed, "Shit Academics Say". It's always accurate and nearly always funny. The image above this post was brazenly stolen from the facebook feed. This week, the humor is…

  • Grief is love holding on to what is no longer-

    During the New Year's festivities, I learned that a favorite elderly relative suffered a massive stroke and will not likely be among us much longer. She is in her late eighties, lived a very full…

  • Yuletide Reflection

    The close of the year is a time for reflection, when long hours of darkness make doing useful work difficult, and cold weather makes staying indoors seem like the best option. Wendell Berry, one of…

  • Taking off for the wild blue yonder-

    I'm leaving today for a lightening-fast 2 week study abroad experience with 8 intrepid graduate students. We're going to India: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai. I may or may not find time and internet connections to…

  • Counseling across the “sham of culture”

    Last night I finally finished reading the brilliant novel, The Siege of Krishnapur by JG Farrell. It's one of those can't-put-it-down-and-go-to-sleep-like-a-sensible-person books. So, as the minutes past midnight ticked by, I reached the conclusion of the…

  • Extra words.

    Even though graduate classes are three hours long, I still always have things left to say after the last student leaves the room. All too often, I come up with my best material while I'm…