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Morning in Budapest

This morning, I woke up in Budapest. It wasn’t exactly a surprise. I’ve been waking up in Budapest for almost a week now, since I arrived on a Swiss Air/Helvetica flight from Zurich. My luggage, probably tempted by the thought … Continue reading

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When I Used to Make Things

I remember when I used to make things. It wasn’t that long ago, really, although it feels as though it’s been a million years. I grew up making things. My grandmother taught me how, and then I taught myself. When … Continue reading

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Death of a Writing Teacher

His name was Tony, and he had been a mentor of mine since I had joined the Writing Program as a full-time faculty member. My promotion packets, both times I applied for promotion, were based on his, and both times … Continue reading

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Loving the Work

Recently, I wrote the following: The one thing you can always count on in life is your work. If you’ve found true, good work to do, it will always be there for you. If you put it aside for a … Continue reading

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Reevaluating Your Values

There’s nothing quite like burnout to make you reevaluate your values. Depression can do it, but depression is a more passive state, I’ve found. Depression makes you sad. Burnout makes you angry. It makes you blazing mad, like a hot … Continue reading

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Dealing with Burnout

It took a long time for me to realize that I was burned out. It also took a long time for me to understand what burnout actually was. After all, I wasn’t depressed. I’ve been to depression, I know what … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Missing Doily

Where had the doily gone? You may not think this is an interesting question. After all, what is a doily? A small crocheted mat usually placed on a table, either to protect it from something, like a flower vase that … Continue reading

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