After a quick one-day stopover in Chicago, we made our way to my oldest stompin’ grounds, Council Bluffs, IA. My Dad’s house is looking great, with the basement almost completely finished and lots of new landscaping. We got in yesterday and went directly to the pool, where Jack proceded to choke and gag and inevitably… Continue reading Iowa Notes, Part I
The part I most hate about teaching is grading. Every semester, I vow to keep closer, more precise grades so that I can whip out an easy, unquestionable mathematic explanation for every grade. Last spring, I taught an online upper division course, for which I had one student who turned everything in late and neglected… Continue reading A Load Off
I realized that the last post is F*&!ed up. Not sure how it happened–it proves that I know less about this blogging thing than I’m letting on. I tried to link to another blogger, Michelle Palmer, but my coding somehow shut the whole post down and cut it short. In a nutshell: Michelle Palmer has… Continue reading uhrhg.
I’ve been thinking lately about what I want to accomplish with my daily published (but read by no one, as yet) writing. I remember being in an advance poetry workshop as a senior undergrad, where the prof (a poet I admired as a poet and despised as a teacher) revealed the secret to making our… Continue reading some decisions and direction…maybe
The name of this blog, that is. My in-laws, who have inadvertantly inspired my interests in home decorating and spending, visited this week. Before they arrived, each free waking moment I had was spent cleaning. While they were here, (nearly) every waking moment was spent shopping and eating with them. And since they’ve left, I’ve… Continue reading almost had to change my name…
One of my most loathesome (to me, anyway) characteristics is my inability to persevere. And while there are many examples from my life that testify to the contrary (for instance: I have yet to quit school or my marriage–both are running up on 9 years now), it is the smaller, seemingly more difficult goals that… Continue reading slow, but steady, going
My life, summed up in one photo. Since the weather has been decent, I have been trying to catch up on laundry via line-drying, which I find to be fabulously relaxing. The problem, then, is bringing it in and having Hannah fold it (her one job). Often she simply lets it pile up around her.