Monthly Archives: October 2013

“Somewhere in late October, gloom descends.”

Glancing back over this blog I found a post from the end of July, when I had just seen my fall teaching assignments and was excited and thrilled and creative¬†and optimistic. “Somewhere in late October,” I wrote flippantly, “gloom descends” … Continue reading

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Learn this lesson a thousand times

All week I have planned to run a bridge loop as soon as I get to campus Thursday morning. I have never regretted one of these morning runs but as the day approaches, I dread it more and more. From … Continue reading

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American Horror Story: Coven

This is officially the weirdest show I’ve watched in a long time. I literally don’t know what to say about it. How fantastic is that?

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Early morning

Days when I arrive on campus at 7:40am, I almost never see students. Maybe it’s different on the West side, where most of the dorms (and the early-morning gym) cluster along Amherst Alley. But on my walk it’s staff: facilities, … Continue reading

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Assist

There was a moment, in the second half of the U8 soccer game, when I turned to the parent next to me and said, “Look, they’ve forgotten they’re on the same team.” Our daughters, classmates and teammates and good friends, … Continue reading

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