Category Archives: All The Things

Ending The Remote Work Day While The World Changes and Changes and Changes

The culture depends on the sensitivity of a few, because nothing can be healed if it’s not sensed first. ~Glennon Doyle Yesterday I spent some energy trying to help a few people because I’m still employed. The inner-service worker in … Continue reading

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Remote Work Tips While The World Changes

Just like moons and like suns,With the certainty of tides,Just like hopes springing high,Still I’ll rise. ~Maya Angelou (emphasis mine) Yesterday I shared some tips on working remotely with a friend who is about to lead a team for the … Continue reading

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Five Things I Wish I Could Say To Every Teacher

These ideas are half-baked, from the heart, and written from the perspective of a former teacher. My context is higher-education, mainly community colleges and regional publics, but there are some tips, I hope that apply to all educators. Here goes. … Continue reading

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This Machine Killed My Inner-Fascist

Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple. ~Woody Guthrie On March 5, which already feels like two months ago, I shared something that surprised me when it came out of my mouth, and … Continue reading

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Finishing The Thing

Bovary is not exactly racing along: two pages in a week! Sometimes I am so discouraged I could jump out a window. ~Gustav Flaubert Last weekend, the mister and I went on a hot date to the public library. We … Continue reading

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Stretching Into Change

One stranger who understands your experience exactly will do for you what hundreds of close friends and family who don’t understand cannot. It is the necessary palliative for the pain of stretching into change. It is the cool glass of … Continue reading

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The Red Pencil

“Always allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind” ~Maria Popova In a creative writing class, a teacher once told us a story about Raymond Carver who was a legend for reading his published works with a red pencil … Continue reading

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As A Writer

This week has been incredibly interesting for me, as a writer. For years, I have to admit, I’ve made fun of the phase “as a writer” because it always sounds so over-the-top. So touchy-feeling. So confident. It’s like giving yourself … Continue reading

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Silence

Let me give you a poem in these last hours of July: The silence that lies in the grass on the the underside of each blade and in the blue space between the stones. These sweet words of space and … Continue reading

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Now and Next

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. ~Rick Hanson Here it is. Month six of my once-a-month-bloggy-goal this year. I must admit that I’m kind of phoning this one in because I’m really exhausted and homesick. The … Continue reading

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