What Are You Missing Most Right Now?

Here’s the question: WHAT ARE YOU MISSING MOST RIGHT NOW? Most of us are probably missing the freedom we used to have to travel, being with those we love without social distancing, and seeing the world. Plus, as I am working on my syllabus for feature writing, I typically instruct and assign an article about […]

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Podcast 13 – Ideas to Help Foster Creativity During This Crisis

It’s difficult to feel happy during a crisis when there is so much heartbreak happening on the front lines of this coronavirus pandemic. I know I’m feeling a little depressed by the situation and can only watch bits of news each day in order to carry on with the things I have to accomplish for […]

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7 Tips for Working From Home During This Unusual Time

*** I shared a variation of this post a couple of years ago, and I thought it might be appropriate to revamp it now with so many of us working from home during the current coronavirus crisis. As someone who has an office on campus, but also works from home, I can tell you that […]

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Totally Slacking Off

I admit it. When I’m not working and am at home, I’ve been doing a lot of slacking off. It hasn’t been because I’ve wanted to, necessarily, although I do believe the “break” has helped my mental state a bit. But let me explain. Last month, I was sent to the emergency room at the […]

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When Giving Criticism…

One of the most difficult things to do as a teacher, reviewer, friend, or critic is to provide meaningful and helpful criticism. When you offer suggestions or input into another person’s work, if you don’t like it or think it needs perfecting, you have a right to that opinion. However, there is a way to […]

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So Much To Do, So Little…

Time. That’s right. So much to do, so little time. This morning began with an argument with my children AGAIN over wearing a coat to school. When will the madness end? I can’t waste anymore TIME on it, because I have a lot to accomplish this week. It’s a busy one…I have something going on […]

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