2012 in review

I can’t believe I only made 20 posts this year. Next year will be better – I’m shooting for at least a post a week… The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about […]

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Know Thyself

This is the deal…after 31 years on this earth, I think I know a little bit about myself. Not about human nature or even that thing called “life”…but just about me. I know that without breaks, I break down. I know that without sleep, I slip. I know that when I feel overwhelmed, the best […]

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naked

I’m starting to talk myself back into the impostor syndrome. It’s been a little over three months since my precious baby boy was born. It’s been about 12 months since I’ve made any significant headway into my work. Despite knowing the  amount of time it takes to deal with a baby in the early months and […]

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night

Night: is when the demons appear. You don’t realize how much you need sleep until you aren’t getting any. During the day, you can work it out – the sun’s rays give energy, other folk give energy. But it’s at night, when your mind won’t shut off and as soon as it does the baby […]

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mother of three

They say when you have a child, it’s so hard to imagine what life was like before that child entered your life. At this time last week, at precisely this moment, I was a mother of two. Big A and Little A were my kids. That was my mommy persona. I had two kids. It’s […]

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What’s Going On

Wow, it’s been a minute since I’ve updated this blog. Not for lack of things going on, though. Probably the biggest issue with keeping it up is time, and since I’ve had a full-time job this summer, time has been at such a premium. This is the first full-time job I’ve had in four years, […]

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Bye Bye Baby

The fact of the matter is I want to have another baby. The truth of the matter is you don’t always get what you want. But I do. I don’t know personal limitations. I really don’t get them. Every school I’ve ever applied to, I’ve gotten in. College, law school, grad school – never been […]

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On Being Bored

One thing about not posting every day (or every week) on this blog is that when I do, I feel like what I am about to say will not make any sense. So much has happened, not even externally, but internally, and may not match up with what I talked abut last time. Someone reading […]

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From the Crates: The Real Deal

originally posted sometime in 2008. It’s still really effing true, and fitting for Mother’s Day. So much for my hiatus. I saw this letter from Shamus Khan to the readers of scatterplot on my blog reader as I was surfing the net while using my pump. It’s about academics being real people with real problems […]

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list: to do. updated.

(in no particular order of importance, because i generally only do important things. learned that from the seven habits guy. deadlines are noted.) 1. respond to some emails from some very nice people who deserve a response. 2. contemplate why i’m feeling so glum. 1. write 25-page critical theory paper on “the problem with parental […]

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