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
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?
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
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
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
Hello, my lovely readers! Hello! Whew! What a crazy, busy, exciting few months. What? Did you think that I was gone for good?!? No, no ... you can't keep a good blogger down. I just needed a break from blogging. I also needed to reassess why I blog and what kinds of things I want… Continue reading Updates Galore! And Blogging Thoughts
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
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