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She would have been 70….

Back in February I bought my daughters each a pink hyacinth plant. When my mother was alive, she did the same for me all through my twenties. She was obsessed with spring flowers because their arrival on the scene coincided … Continue reading

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The 2017 Plan

I spent almost all of 2016 unwinding my mind from the academic calendar. I have always loved making resolutions, but for most of my┬álife, I have looked at the new year as a pit stop from the start of the … Continue reading

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Beyond the Professoriate

May 7, 2016 is the three-year anniversary of my dissertation defense. Three. Years. Three years ago, my little daughter was 2, my oldest was 5. We were seriously muddling through day-to-day. Graduation day looked like this: I’d like to think … Continue reading

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what I know after 9 years of marriage

I had no idea that marriage would be like this. As a kid, I never dreamed up a wedding or fantasized about my future husband. As an adolescent, the idea of marriage could not have felt further off. I didn’t … Continue reading

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