About five months ago I started a new job at Union Cab of Madison. As a graduate student, I sought a job with flexible hours that I could enjoy and take some pride in. So when I found out that Union Cab was hiring, I jumped at the chance to drive one of their big … Continue reading they made a worker’s paradise and filled a parking lot with big yellow taxis
I received my Bachelor's in Political Science many moons ago, and for most of the period since then, I have struggled with my feelings about politics and political activism. This inner struggle has only intensified since I became a Bahá'í. To document the evolution of my feelings about politics and my political beliefs would take … Continue reading message found underneath the couch, wrapped in cellophane
Sometimes, when I hit a wall, I realize that it's because I've been moving so fast that I've lost my center. I realize that I had one of those experiences--on April Fool's Day, no less. I won't say what it was--truly, it would be a waste of oxygen and give unneeded attention to people who … Continue reading breathing lessons in spring
I'm sitting on a bench in Tenney Park in Madison as I look out over Lake Mendota and hammer this post out on my Android phone. My phone said 54 degrees Fahrenheit as I walked out the door for my morning walk. Perfect weather for me as I walk outside without a jacket, living up … Continue reading the ides of august
A week ago evening I turned in a 15-page term paper and took my final exam. Then I went home, took a deep breath and vegged for most of the weekend. My first year of grad school is over, and with it the insanity of working full-time while going to grad school part-time. It seemed … Continue reading the madness ends
I posted before about how busyness seems to make it more difficult to live a simple life. This busyness involving trying to combine part-time grad school is leading me to burn-out. I don't see how I could do two or three more years of this. Plus, next semester, I will be taking seven credits (eight … Continue reading leap
There are many things I wish to tell you, but I cannot bear to post them right now.
There is always a stretch of a few days sometime in September when the wind more than just blows and where the clouds do more than just pass over.
I've just finished my ten-week statistics course. Well, sort of--I still have one last paper due next week. I took my final exam last Thursday night, and now I'm giving myself permission to slow down and relax.
Before class started, I remember wondering what I should bring to class with me. A spiral notebook? A three ring binder? A Trapper Keeper? I agonized over whether I should bring my laptop to class and whether I could simultaneously take notes and check Facebook at the same time like any good Gen-Y'er.