Tag Archives: A Memoir

The luxury of time & total immersion

Sounds like a memoir title, right? Only no. It’s the mission statement of a beautiful place I have discovered. Recently I enjoyed some holiday time–pure vacation. Time off. From life. From work. From everything. Time. It’s been a rough transition back, … Continue reading

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Community: One Book At A Time

If suppressing objectionable material amounts to ‘civil disobedience’…Mr. Thoreau, Mr. Gandhi and Dr. King … are rolling over in their graves.  ~Chuck Robinson, co-owner of Village Books, former employer, hero, fellow bike geek, friend. Quoted from “Booksellers The Battle Joined,” … Continue reading

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Type Something Nice

I know better, and I bet you do too. After an entirely long day, I busted out my laptop to do a quick revision. A quick look at Twitter. A quick update to some notes. It was three minutes before … Continue reading

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Warn Your Daughters About Dirtbag Romeo

I’ve had many conversations this week about young girls, the digital space, and the complications of love. And I have to tell you, if I had a daughter who was a teenager right now, I would have a very frank … Continue reading

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Writing in My Head About the #Fedwiki: A Memoir

On Friday, I hosted a “task force” meeting on my campus, and it was a spectacular bright spot to an otherwise kind of bleak week. Let’s just say I’m watching one amazing project die because a small vocal few dislike … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole of The #Fedwiki

Last night, I got a text message that read: If you don’t bring beer over to my house and drink it with me; you’re dead to me. No name. Unidentified number. I thought to myself, Joleen must have finally gotten … Continue reading

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My Life Thus Far by the Decade: A Memoir

Warning: If you are part of the SFWH, this post has nothing to do with that. Click away and go back The Happening. Nothing you will read here is half as interesting as what’s going there. Before I get to … Continue reading

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