Category Archives: lessons learned

Passover minus the struggle

Passover came and went this year. We were in it for every moment of the holiday but we didn’t struggle. It simply passed through. Passover is my favorite holiday and for some reason this year, I was thinking about all of … Continue reading

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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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Podcasting

I downloaded my first podcast in 2011. I was in the car with our youngest driving somewhere on maternity leave. Our youngest was a little baby–maybe less than two months old and while I had friends with babies to meet up with, … Continue reading

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Finding my resistance

We have all been asleep. I have been asleep. I admit it fully and without reservation. I have always considered myself liberal and even progressive. But I was completely naive to think I would never have to fight for something … 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 life, I have looked at the new year as a pit stop from the start of the … Continue reading

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Soliloquy on the occasion of one’s second rodeo

My little muffin, This day is finally here. You are about to enter kindergarten. And while you have watched your older sister learn the ins and outs of the school, while you have already mastered the big kid monkey bars and … 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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