Hello my dear friends, hello! It's been a while, hasn't it? What can I say? It's been one hell of a busy, awesome, crazy, messy, frustrating, stressful, fabulous year ... a year that didn't leave me much time to blog or do some of the more creative, personal things that I wanted to do. Instead,… Continue reading On the Eve of a New Year
I haven't felt like blogging lately; matter-of-fact, I haven't really felt like journalling in any form. It's been a quiet time of deep introspection, a time when words are not a satisfactory way to communicate such complex -- and often messy -- thoughts and feelings. This has been a significant year for me in many… Continue reading November Reflections
I can't believe that it's October 1 on Sunday. October. Where in the world did the time go? This year has been a blur -- one spent in survival mode and deep introspection. I started the year in an empty house, in a new state, waiting for a POD filled with my life to be… Continue reading Bat Fit 2017: A Reflection
A new semester brings with it syllabus writing, course planning, lecture organization, departmental and committee meetings, and complete chaos. Within the last week, my schedule went from relatively manageable to filled-to-the-brim, forcing me to contemplate how in the world I'm going to "pencil in" my own research and writing. As the weeks and months… Continue reading My So-Called Academic Life and Bat Fit: Can You Possibly “Find Time?”
Hello, my lovely readers! Hello! It's been months since I last blogged and I'm sure many of you thought that I probably wouldn't ever blog again. I have to admit, I wasn't sure if I wanted to blog anymore ... for a number of reasons. For the past year I've been struggling to keep up… Continue reading Where Is the Curious Professor Z?
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
Hello everyone! Hello! First and foremost, I have to apologize that this Grand Finale is two days late. I came down with a major creeping crud that completely knocked me out of commission. I spent part of Saturday and all of Sunday in bed with a fever, a horrible rattling cough, and weakness in the… Continue reading Bat Fit 2017 Kick Off Grand Finale
Sorry gang, the Bat Fit 2017 Finale has to wait until tomorrow (Sunday). I've been in bed all day fighting off this horrible cold and fever.
I'm sick ... like really, really sick. I have infected tonsils and a chest cold that's been gurgling every time I cough. My fever broke last night, thankfully. My appetite has been iffy, though I do have a craving for stews and soups for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As for exercising, I managed one day this… Continue reading Bat Fit Day 6: Staying on Track While Sick
As I sit here writing this, I have a sore throat (tonsils are infected) and a chest cold that's making my ribs hurt. It's been over a year since I've been sick like this and well over 10 years since my tonsils "bloomed" -- as my Mom would call it -- with an infection. I'm sick and… Continue reading Bat Fit 2017 Day 5: The Power of Food