Welcome to the Absurd Zone

I hate December. December is the Absurd Zone. December is when we wrap up classes, enroll students for the spring, prepare for winter break, have major cultural holidays and family obligations, and also wrap up a financial quarter. December is when academics break into tiny pieces. In May, when the…

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purple stripes

There’s been a lot going on around here lately, and some days it’s been hard to see the good in it. This fall semester was a test of my optimism. I’m an inherently optimistic person, and I believe in the good in people. This fall pushed me to some of…

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Search Queries that get people here

Every¬† now and then I look at how people search and find this blog on Google. They usually make me chuckle. Here are some of the interesting ones from the last quarter: owning your shit, own your shit, ownyourshit. Yep. I believe in this one. If you did it, if…

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Radio silence

I’ve been surprisingly silent this summer — that’s not my style. And I’m going to be pretty quiet for another month or so. But there are reasons… all of them personal. First, I’m getting married this weekend, so I’m going offline at 4pm today to pack for a week of…

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What does ‘women’s leadership’ mean?

It occurred to me today that the phrase ‘women’s leadership’ might be more challenging than I would have have thought of, in ways I would never have thought of. Put more specifically, to some people it apparently means ‘lead like a woman’, while to me it means ‘lead while being…

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