Currently browsing tag

NaBloPoMo, Page 3

All the feels

Anger. Irritation. Sadness. Engagement. Chagrin. Satisfaction. Pride. Possibility. As a researcher, I’m interested in how emotion influences communication. When I’m angry, how …

Helping things grow

Sometimes, it’s literal–cultivating veggies and flowers. Often, it’s educational–helping students learn and expand their thinking. Frequently, it’s personal–generating ideas and new skills. …

To selfie or not to selfie

They’re supposedly related to narcissism¬†and insecurity. I’ve read about people taking selfies at funerals*, during sex, with a zebra, while crashing a …

Don’t borrow trouble

I don’t remember too many Bible verses from my church school days (horrible, because those days really numbered in years). But one …

Childhood dreams

We made them crowd into the shed, sweltering in the Sacramento summer. It was our “classroom.” And by golly, we had signed …

It’s not Easter without lamb cake

“Old fashioned lamb cake… Just like you remember.” Old fashioned lamb cake, definitely the funniest dessert I’ve ever seen. It reminded me …

The color and texture of spring

Although I’m feeling trepidation at another painful drought year, I’m relishing the color and texture of early spring in Sacramento.     …

80s Easter awesomeness

It used to be frilly lace, hats, and gloves, combing the church lawn for chocolate eggs in pastel foil, baskets bursting with …