Brief Thoughts on Getting Healthy

Happy May Day!  My friend Doug Sprague has a blog post up about the issues with getting healthy; he’s thinking about 1) how easy it is to compare ourselves to our mentors, which of course, can derail us easily; and 2) how obnoxious our friends and family can find us, when we start talking so…

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Down Time and Deep Projects

It’s finals week in the university where I teach.  All time changes.  The papers that we knew were coming, all semester, get written, and get read.  The finals which we knew were coming, all semester, get taken, and get graded.  All the departmental work that has to get finished before the summer is getting shoved…

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Hell, no, we won’t go!

It’s hot here today, and muggy.  It’s a good day to stay inside and be grateful for the air conditioning.  Since we have dogs, however, that’s not allowed.  Part of the day, at least, has to be spent making sure the dogs get their exercise. But they don’t want to go outside, either.  Cause it’s…

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