recently, i got my feathers ruffled. hackles raised. i was slightly pissed. and as i looked at the issue, i saw a collision of opinion, fired up by differing experience, and muddied by a bit of fear and frustration. people i respect. and i worked to learn and reframe and think and be brave and … More courage to be curious
Macbeth: If we should fail? Lady Macbeth: We fail? But screw your courage to the sticking place, And we’ll not fail. What do you do with uncertainty? Recently, I resurrected a long-dead dream…Grad School. Following my undergraduate degree, I’d been offered a chance to pursue a Master’s degree in a lovely place along the eastern … More What if we fail?
It’s move-in day in PurpleVille. Students and their parades of helpers fill campus parking lots, bookstores, and grocery check outs. As they should. It’s a big day and the launch clock has begun. (Don’t panic.) Excitement and fear accompanied me the day I dragged my luggage into Anderson Hall at Georgia Southern. With my mid-80’s … More The launch clock has begun
You’ve read the news lately. Dishonesty, deceit, double-standards, triple-standards, and great wariness from one person to another. It can be discouraging to be human. Weltschmerz pays its rent in our mortal hearts. What can we do? This weekend, I felt the world melting under white hot anger of people who want what they want right now regardless of … More Weltschmerz & DerringDo