At year’s end, my thoughts. It was, for me personally, a very full year. It was full not just with busy-business (though there was some of that to be sure) but full of value and purpose, full of meaningful engagement. I look back on several accomplishments with some pride. So, with no further humility… I […]

Read More → Eight Things I’m Proud to Have Accomplished This Year

I touched on the idea of dialog as a practice which I hope to cultivate. Here are some other practices which I’m, um, practicing, with some regularity. Mindfulness meditation. Writing. Baking bread. I took yoga classes for about three months, but cut them as an austerity measure; now that our finances have stabilized I should […]

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A Good Juicy Paradox Since the birth of my daughter Persephone, life has been very interesting to say the least. That comes as no surprise, and yet it’s a huge surprise at the same time. Contradict myself much? I do love a good juicy paradox. It’s no surprise because, after all, it’s blindingly obvious that […]

Read More → What’s Been Going On

Posting has been a little thin here lately, for good reason: I’ve been on vacation. My plan now is to back up in time and recreate these ten days in excruciating detail. So here we go. My in-laws rolled into town on Wednesday, June 15, but my vacation officially began the next day, when I […]

Read More → Thursday Off

A couple days ago Xy reported she had trouble with the car starting, and sure enough the next morning it was dead. We packed Xy off in a cab. (When she got to her school on the West Bank, she discovered the cab wasn’t equipped to take credit cards (although the dispatcher had assured me […]

Read More → Relays

I’m not much for resolutions but I do have some goals for this year. Finish ROX #96. Really need to wrap this one up. It’s been four years since our last episode. Where has the time gone? Prepare a presentation on “The Role of Blogs in the Rebuilding of New Orleans” for the AERA 2011 […]

Read More → Goals

I just unearthed an old post, incomplete and never published, about going to church with Xy. I dusted it off, fleshed it out to the best of my memory, and it’s now available in the archives under March 18, 2007, which is probably wrong but it’s my best guess.

Read More → Undrafted

I’ve been reflecting lately on how happy I am, and this makes me nervous. I love my daughter and my wife, my health is fairly good, at work I’m pursuing a line of inquiry which is fresh and exciting to me, I’ve been reading some good books, we’re finally seeing some progress on the greenway, […]

Read More → Life’s Too Good