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Well, we have unpacked, gone to Ikea for shelves, and set everything up. We are officially residents of Ellicott City, MD My better half has begun working, and she is thriving wearing the many hats that the job requires.
Time is going to take on a different sense now that I am a SAHD; [...]

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 09:22 | 0 comments
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Two years, and how life has changed. (And somehow remained the same…)
After an adventure abroad in South Korea and Vietnam, we have moved back to Maryland, and it feels like home. My wife has made the leap into her career as a plant nursery manager for a watershed restoration non-profit, coming from the Piedmont to [...]

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 22:28 | 0 comments
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Things are officially As Real As It Gets–today I set up a life insurance policy for my wife and son. In the whirl of complexity that is our life, in the maddening press of all the things we are perceived as needing or actually need or are able to discern that we don’t need, this [...]

Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 21:30 | 1 comment
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So, we went to the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games this past weekend. It was a thrill to be around so many characters–of similar mind and different, at the same time. The nature of a highland games is one of old flags. Scotland, in fighting for its independence from the English, had the excellent rampant lion, [...]

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 09:37 | 0 comments
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Two major things on the horizon: producing a caring for a wee, infant boy, and moving to Mexico. “What?” you just said. “You’re moving to Mexico?!” Yeah, no big deal, we’re just going to go teach English abroad while raising our little bairn.
Lots of reading in the pipeline. First up is Dr. Karp’s [...]

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 at 15:39 | 0 comments
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Today marks a new practice: no imgur for 3 weeks. It’s a fantastic place for anthropological investigation and ruminating around the landscape of ideas and images with other nerds, but I want to shift my mental habits to more immediate, less abstract domains. I have very practical goals now, and I need to stop just [...]

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at 08:14 | 0 comments
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I wanted to start this off as a letter. “Greetings,” I was all set to begin. Time was people read this, but then I let it languish, as I do now and again. So I guess I don’t really have an audience to greet. But I’m picking it up again, so you lucky readers buckle [...]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 18:08 | 0 comments
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It has been a wild month. Much positive change, but also some waning in my habits. And I’m still putting off the monster.
I’ve been so distracted; so many things are floating around me that are Stuff I Must Do Or Else. It’s to the point where Or Else has become a meaningless concept to me. [...]

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 16:28 | 0 comments
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My tumble continued unabated as February drew to a close. But I’m getting back on top in terms of staying productive.
Still procrastinating, but I am also doing more. The no-armor rule has fueled a great deal of that; I must be productive or die more. I slipped up once, but I’m finally back to a [...]

Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at 11:56 | 0 comments
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One of the most difficult-seeming tasks for a teacher is to inspire your students to study the material you’re teaching outside of class. The results of my first unit’s test–delayed because of 2 weeks worth of snow days–reinforces that, because the results are so frustratingly low. I’m not a teacher inclined to curve tests numerically, [...]

Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at 11:38 | 0 comments
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