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On actually achieving goals

A few years ago, I read a short article about how of the people who make resolutions in January, more than half will …

22 Goals for 2022

A couple weeks ago, my social media timelines were alive with people discussing their top 2021 accomplishments. My first thought? I survived. …

stack of coffee cups precariously balanced

Ruminations on the work/life balance lie

Full disclosure: I hate the phrase “work/life balance.” The phrase and associated societal conversations are too simplistic and set an unrealistic bar, especially …

Trying (and failing) to care less

Normally when a new semester starts, I think about what I want to accomplish–for myself professionally, with my students, in the department/university. …

A dozen years of musing

Whoa. This morning Facebook reminded me that The Bluest Muse turned 12 yesterday.  (And yes, I missed it. Again.) Twelve whole years …