My So-Called Academic Life

Truth or Dare, Academic Edition: Writing

"Let me know what I can do to help you." My department head has asked me this at least three times in the last few months. He knows that I'm struggling with balancing my teaching load, research and writing, LIVE Lab duties, academic and community service, and personal life. (Do I have a personal life?) When… Continue reading Truth or Dare, Academic Edition: Writing

Fashion

Leggings that Fit … For Real

I'm a tall woman whose thighs and tush are rather "thick," and that means finding leggings that fit is nearly impossible. I've tried all sorts of leggings, from sportswear specifically designed for "large women" to fashion leggings from places like Lane Bryant, only to be disappointed by the style, quality, and fit. Leggings for "tall"… Continue reading Leggings that Fit … For Real

Better Crypts and Gardens: Gothic Nesting, My So-Called Academic Life, Updates

My Crazy, Wonderful Life

Hello, my lovely readers! HELLO! Holy smokes! Has it really been almost a month since my last post? Sheeze, so much for "I plan on posting a lot more in the near future." HA! It has been one of the busiest and most glorious and exciting times of my life, that's for sure. It's not that… Continue reading My Crazy, Wonderful Life

My So-Called Academic Life

How You Doin’?

As you can imagine, January was a crazy, exciting, frustrating, and challenging month for me. Not only have I been getting used to living in a new state that is politically and culturally different than New York, but I've also been getting used to being a full-time faculty member. Sure, I was an adjunct for the… Continue reading How You Doin’?

Philosophy and Deep Thoughts

Revisiting a Blog Post, or Thank You Wayback Machine

I searched for my old blog on the Wayback Machine ... and low and behold this was the first post that seemed to be saved. Fitting. Timely. Inspirational. I wrote this post the day after David Bowie died. I needed to read it again ... and again ... and again. I needed to remember. I… Continue reading Revisiting a Blog Post, or Thank You Wayback Machine

Bat Fit, Better Crypts and Gardens: Gothic Nesting, My So-Called Academic Life, Updates

Updates Galore and Bat Fit

Hello, my lovely readers! Hello! Good grief, have I been busy around here lately! Classes started last Tuesday and I've been in a mad rush to get my on-line class up-and-running, writing syllabi, organizing my first lectures for my American Art class, and getting acclimated to a new school in a new state. Not to… Continue reading Updates Galore and Bat Fit

Fashion

A Cold Winter’s Night in Texas

  This past Friday night, Ed and I went to First Friday with a friend in Downtown Bryan. First Friday is a monthly event that showcases live music, art, food, and all sorts of fun in Historic Downtown Bryan. Stores stay open later than usual and many restaurants, bars, and venues host music and other entertainment.… Continue reading A Cold Winter’s Night in Texas