Swimming against the grain

I work for a big fancy university. The powers that be there conveniently provide a shuttle from the thoroughfare at the end of my road straight to my office.  It’s a very lucky thing and saves me untold mental strain and dollars during hustling rush hour commutes.  But because it’s on the busiest street in … Continue reading

Small Mercies

It’s been a tough fall. Tough schedule, tough travel, challenging projects (in mostly good ways), tough politics, tough times.  But today I had such a rush of pleasure from the littlest things.  That I needed the car and my loving spouse was willing to take the train (which he hates) and that we live in … Continue reading

Things I Like — My Readers

I try to be authentic in this space. It’s challenging and liberating. More often than I’d like, it is then compartmentalized from work-a-day living. I’m thinking about tackling that. Either way, I like this place for meeting and sharing. Old friends, collected like charms, drop by. My sisters-in-law keep up-to-date. My mom says she won’t … Continue reading

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