Category Archives: Friends

Four Life Altering Words

I’ve been sitting on some not great news for over a month now and not knowing what to do with it. I’ve told family and close friends, but I wasn’t sure whether I wanted or even how to tell my … Continue reading

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While I was restoring my home office after the washing machine flood of 2016, I found a stash of beads and spacers I’d forgotten I had. I think I got into making bracelets and a few necklaces while I was … Continue reading

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“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.”

I was happy to hear Michelle Trudeau’s “When The Brain Scrambles Names, It’s Because You Love Them”on NPR. Her interview with Samantha Deffler, a cognitive scientist at Rollins College, helped alleviate some of my growing anxiety about my ability to … Continue reading

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Academic Anxiety Dream

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a pre-semester anxiety dream. I hope last night’s return of the genre doesn’t suggest anything about the upcoming semester. In my dream, I was looking for my class on campus, trying to find the … Continue reading

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I suppose no blog is complete without a few household disasters. We’ve been pretty lucky in that arena, well, we were lucky until yesterday. Not yet sure what caused the washing machine to share a completely full cycle of water … Continue reading

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Don’t Have ’em, Never Wanted ’em

Yesterday in one of my classes the discussion turned to children’s books. We’re reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk titled “The Danger of a Single Story” during which she talks about the ways the reading she did as a child … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Political Instability

In a recent study by scientists from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the authors show not only that the drought that devastated parts of Syria from 2006 to … Continue reading

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Let Us Become a No Kill Nation

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