Category Archives: change

Opening Doors

January.  A word that often curdles my heart.  According to Wikipedia, “January (in Latin, Ianuarius) is named after the Latin word for door (ianua), since January is the door to the year and an opening to new beginnings.” What I love about new beginnings is … Continue reading

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Don’t Be An Ostrich

Last week was hard.  I barely slept on Tuesday and woke up Wednesday morning sad, concerned, unnerved.  But I had work to do and so, like most of us, I determined to just get on with it. I’m lucky, however, … Continue reading

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The Next Best Thing

By now, you’ve all heard that famous quote from Einstein about how insane it is to keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different outcome. And yet, we all do that. I won’t call out … Continue reading

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

I was complaining—as I sometimes am too wont to do—about my inability to get my husband to leave the house once he gets home from work. He’s always been a homebody, but as we get older, he hunkers in more, … Continue reading

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When I Win A MacArthur

What would I do if I were to win a MacArthur Genius Grant (which I just learned really should be called a MacArthur Fellowship)?  It’s an idle thought, but one I have every year when the winners are named.  My … Continue reading

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