Monthly Archives: January 2014

Humility and gratitude: Thanks again to WordPress!

The beginning of last week feels like a distant memory. My husband and I had arranged a day date for ourselves at the movies. When we left the theater, I got my first surprise of the week: My Proctor and … Continue reading

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Dear Proctor and Gamble, Where are all the dads?

17 days until the Winter Olympics begin. Several weeks ago, I saw murmurs about this Proctor and Gamble Sochi ’14 ad. I ignored them.  As we get closer to the lighting of the torch, however, this ad will start making … Continue reading

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Taking your own professional advice is tough: on teaching

This isn’t my first rodeo. I’ve prepped plenty of new classes. Every time I do, though, I go through the same exercise. Where to start, what to include, what to exclude, how to structure the semester…. My desk starts to … Continue reading

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The opposite of a techie: The benefits and drawbacks of being a late adopter

I am a late adopter.  I am often very satisfied with the level of technological innovation in my life that I don’t seek out newer or more efficient ways to get work done, to communicate with people, or to fill … Continue reading

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Making the next 52 weeks count

We only get 365 days in a year. Three of them are already done in 2014. And in those three days, I cooked two new recipes (fried rice and sweet potato/black bean tacos), did some good reading, applied for a … Continue reading

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