Monthly Archives: July 2013

I need a remedy [for my Pinterest and Facebook-induced vacation envy]

I’m a little embarrassed to admit in writing that I have vacation and birthday party envy. I attribute this envy to the sharing of photos and status updates on Pinterest and Facebook.  I used to be an avid Pinner and … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the mat: lessons on teaching gleaned from yoga boot camp

Yoga boot camp is a contradiction in terms.  Yoga, by nature, is meant to be peaceful and meditative.  The only “boot camp”-ish thing about this yoga boot camp was the 6:15 start time (and thus the 5:30 wake up call). … Continue reading

Posted in academia, blogging, health, higher education, lessons learned, students, teaching, work, yoga | 7 Comments

The Real Housewives is sociological (I swear it is)

While in graduate school, I missed the boat on so many cultural touchstones.  There are new television shows, musicians, reality stars or movies with which I am only vaguely familiar.  For example, I know Mad Men is critically acclaimed but … Continue reading

Posted in culture, guilty pleasures, media, personal, procrastinating, television, women | 10 Comments

A pragmatic love letter to my husband on our 7th anniversary

Lucky number 7 years of marriage at our house today.  I don’t feel it’s necessary to wait until some big anniversary to tell my partner how much I appreciate him. So here goes: David, Every year that passes, I feel … Continue reading

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