Not my job/My job

Not my job/My job, Jana Philipp (artwork) 2021 This week has been one of much contemplation, reflection, emotional work and release. I am on beautiful Salt Spring Island visiting my eldest daughter at her home in the middle of a red cedar rainforest. Surrounded by the...

Just. Breathe.

John Roedel reads The Anatomy of Peace Shout-out today (and apologies for the two-week absence…just been busy with other things and kept losing the thread) to poet John Roedel, who feels like something of a muse for these times. This beautiful poem, The Anatomy...

New tricks

Four Aces: Yasss I’m rewriting my course syllabus. This task, usually fairly straightforward, with a few revisions each time–some larger, some smaller–seems monumental this year. I feel like I need to rethink it all. Here’s the thing: Sometimes...

Time out

I’m taking a much needed time out for the next ten days, so won’t be posting until July 30th again. I’m going to settle in to the state of mind at the bottom of my Apple Watch: NO MORE EVENTS. I’m going to hang with my family, indulge in...

Me and my uke

My new friend, the ukulele (July 2021) Funny how doing something new can give you an enlarged perspective. Last week, I was the lucky recipient of a new ukulele (on loan) from my colleague, Deanna Yerichuk, coordinator of the undergraduate concentration in Community...