Tag Archives: Writing

Story That I Wanted To Hear

“I act like someone in a bomb shelter trying to raise everyone’s spirits.” Carrie Fisher I’ve spent the last month trying to write an article, my elusive book, and a serious essay, and I failed miserably on two of three. For … Continue reading

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Pose This Question and Just Listen

Jean-Paul Sartre’s “Hell is other people” reflects the experience of modern day air travel. I wrote this post while stranded in Detroit, Michigan after my plane out of Lansing had a mechanical. The airline made it up to me by … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice Scarf

A plea for the spinning wheel is a plea for the dignity of labor. ~Mahatma Gandhi A few plane rides ago, a ball of yarn flew out of my lap just as we were landing. The weather was awful and … Continue reading

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Sub Rosa Leadership

Today I heard from an OER leader, and s/he described the work of OER as operating “Sub Rosa” at her/his institution. Because I’m learned woman of letters, my brain blew up in a ten different directions wider than the sky. … Continue reading

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800 Word Memoir: Chin Up

Recently I lost a knitting project. Walking in some corridor of one of three airports, I lost a small bag containing a scarf that I was working on here and there. There and here. For months. Row by row. Stitch … Continue reading

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400 Word Memoir: Kickball

If you had asked me when I was seven years old what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, I would have said, “Play kickball. Everyday.” Quick story about playing kickball (a memoir): Ten years ago, I … Continue reading

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In Medias Res

Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea forever. ~Will Self Many years ago, I attended a typical committee meeting as … Continue reading

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Files & Files: A Memoir

It’s funny. I think I was a better blogger when I was an unhappy grump about my job. What to do when I spend a lot of time reading and writing at work? And I dig it! In my free time … Continue reading

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A Path Of Recent Thought

I think of this as my main blog, and I want to keep it that way for now since some people actually tune in. I don’t know who you all are, but thanks for placing your needle on the record … Continue reading

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Full Circle Thoughts

A friend of mine has been reading one poem a day as her practice for 2015. It’s November now, and there are not that many days left in this year. This practice is interesting to me, not so much as … Continue reading

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