Fashion, My So-Called Academic Life, Philosophy and Deep Thoughts, Texas Adventures, Updates

One Crazy Walk-About

Sometimes a person goes out into the wilderness in search of their "true self," or some other answer to a philosophical question prompted by a complete breakdown, existential crisis, or some other disorder or destruction of one's perceived world or self. Sometimes that person is drastically changed by the experience and ends up in a… Continue reading One Crazy Walk-About

Bat Fit, My So-Called Academic Life, Texas Adventures, Updates

Where Is the Curious Professor Z?

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?

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

The Dawning of a New Day: Good Bye 2016

After a month of packing and moving we arrived in Bryan-College Station, Texas this past Thursday. Even though we haven't any furniture because we couldn't take any with us and the POD has been delayed a week, we are happily putting together our new home. In the last few days we've bought everything we need… Continue reading The Dawning of a New Day: Good Bye 2016

Better Crypts and Gardens: Gothic Nesting

Gothic Nesting: A Life in Boxes

Hello, my lovely readers! Hello! Good grief, what a busy two months it's been! Since the last time I wrote, I've been to two conferences -- one in Roanoke, VA (giving a paper) and one in Atlantic City, NJ -- and I've been pulling 10-15 hour work days, six days a week. When I told… Continue reading Gothic Nesting: A Life in Boxes

Miscellaneous

Dancing to the Beat of My Own Kazoo

When no one is looking and I'm all alone in my own head, I know who I am. When their voices are silenced and the traces of what they think are muffled by my own inner voice, I understand who I am. When I stop wondering how they get their work done and how they keep their schedule, I am… Continue reading Dancing to the Beat of My Own Kazoo

Miscellaneous

Repotting Plants, an Allegory

Sometimes things don't fit anymore. Skirts get too tight, pant hems shrink, and worlds ... well, they often get too narrow and small. They can constrict and suffocate, preventing any  chance growth. Outgrowing a world that once fit like a glove is akin to a plant that has outgrown its pot. In order to thrive, a plant --… Continue reading Repotting Plants, an Allegory