Might as Well: overcoming grad school purgatory

Grad school purgatory, as I've decided to call it, is rough.  It's that time many of us experience between our defense and our final draft of our thesis or dissertation, where most of the pressure is off, but you're still not in the clear.  Your defense is arguably the most stressful moment of graduate school: … Continue reading Might as Well: overcoming grad school purgatory

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Unless

This day comes around every year, and every year it makes me nostalgic for kid's books, summers rolling in the grass, and a strong sense of discomfort.  Seems a strange combination, no?Today is March 2nd, Dr. Seuss's birthday.  Every year on this day, I read The Lorax, and every year that book and what it … Continue reading Unless

Love Letter(s) to the World

Beloved,There are times I wish that I didn't love so much.  There are times I wish it were easier to separate myself from the joy, hurt, heartbreak, fear, hope.  Yes, there are many times I am grumpy, unapproachable, and rude.  There are times when I do not want to interact with other humans, regardless of … Continue reading Love Letter(s) to the World

Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

I've always been fascinated by the character John the Baptist.  He's the crazy dude at the beginning of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John that ate bugs and honey and ran around in camelskin clothes.  He was born about 6 months before Jesus was born, by one of Jesus's parent's cousins. In all 4 accounts, he … Continue reading Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord