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Walter and Clyde

21 Goals for 2021

When I wrote my “20 Goals for 2020” last New Year’s day, I had no idea how prescient some of my plans …

Book advance

20 goals for 2020

Amid the debates about whether we’re starting a new year or a new decade, I saw a Twitter thread last week about …

New semester resolutions

Ask any educator. August is a month full of intense ambivalence. The last vestiges of summer feel tinged with anxiety over to-dos …

Cupcakes

When workhorses say stop

A few years ago, one of my mentors described me as a Clydesdale–a creature that is capable of accomplishing a tremendous amount …

A grateful heart: Coffee-n-walks

We set out in a new direction every week. Winding around campus. Meandering through quaint downtown streets. Attempting, for a minute anyway, to ford Big …

Late summer, in snapshots

Although it’s very nearly pumpkin time, the sudden spike of Sacramento heat has me thinking about the lovely last bits of summer. …