Category Archives: General

on privilege

Last night after a senior vocal recital, after chatting for awhile with some colleagues I walked to the front of the auditorium to greet the student and wish her well, which she gratefully received. As I turned to go it … Continue reading

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on riding season

We had a nice stretch of weather a few weeks ago, and I managed to get a few bicycle rides in, about 50 miles total over the week. It was a good warm-up, though it also was a pretty good … Continue reading

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on stewarding creation

I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to the role of humans on earth than cleaning up their backyards, although there is something to that phrase, “clean up your own backyard.” Anyway, there’s nothing like Spring winds and a healthy … Continue reading

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update on fitness journey

Every long journey starts with a single step, so the saying goes, but the rest of the image has to be the thousands of small steps, one after the other, following that first one. Those are just as necessary, and … Continue reading

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on new directions

I’ve seen some suggestions that 13 weeks is a good time period for working on new personal projects. Roughly three months, 25% of a year. Makes sense. Work on something for 13 weeks, see how it goes, start another, adjust, … Continue reading

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I could work for this guy

Headline of the day: “Georgia School To Cancel Class Because Of Great Weather”

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It’s her birthday today

Beauty is 11 years old today. She’s a boxer mix who still has a lot of energy. She’s getting pretty bossy in her old age, especially when she wants more attention, which seems to be most of the time. Still, … Continue reading

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It’s a curious thing

We have an older laptop in the house for general use, mostly my daughter who does some homework on it when she’s not skimming Tumblr. This summer it crashed. After getting Windows 7 reinstalled, I let it start updating, and … Continue reading

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another reason I try to avoid flying on airplanes

“The Stupid Things People with a Ph.D. say on Airplanes” Um, to avoid hearing others embarrass themselves, of course, not for fear, uh, of saying really stupid things. Although, I do generally follow the “take a book to read” advice.

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If I had infinite monkeys typing

I still wouldn’t come up with  decent NCAA bracket picks. After a decent 12-4 Thursday, yesterday was 8-8. Apparently the agonizing effort I put into filling mine out was a waste of a good 10 minutes.

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