I've been sitting on some pretty important news for almost a month because I didn't know if I was "allowed" to talk about it. I didn't know if my department chair wanted to officially announce it or if I was supposed to keep it quiet until I signed my new contract. Needless to say, I… Continue reading All Paths Lead to NYC
Life is change. This is an undeniable truth to our existence. Change is necessary for growth and a deeper understanding of self, whether we like it or not. The last four years have brought immense changes to my life: my beautiful Momma died, I finished my dissertation and graduate studies, I moved three times --… Continue reading Once Again, Things Change
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?
Texas has many beautiful and amazing natural sights; however, the most extraordinary -- in my humble opinion -- are the sunsets. The Texas sky is huge, vast, and rolling. On a clear day you can see for miles and miles; and the clouds look like big, puffy bunny butts hopping across the sky. But at… Continue reading Sky on Fire