Finding My Safety Net

I attended Northern Michigan University, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, for my undergraduate studies. It is a beautiful, yet isolated, place, within walking distance of Lake Superior, and because of its isolation, there was always a concerted effort while I attended to have a very strong student affairs program with lots of concerts, performances, movies, […]

Resetting My Pace

This has definitely been the year of constant adjustments–to our expectations, relationships, employment situations, and understanding of time. Thanks to COVID, this Thanksgiving in the United States was markedly different than those in the past, that is for sure. I am grateful that I had a few extra days to decompress, eat yummy food, rest, […]

And Life Feels Hopeful Again…

4 years ago, I wrote a post after the 2016 General Election, Sharing a Few Giggles. Yes, that election. The one where Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton, the first American woman to win the nomination of a major political party and who won the popular vote (but not the Electoral College), lost to a man who […]

Triggers

Wow! Last evening, I logged into WordPress, my blog hosting site, where I have had my blog for 8 years, to continue this post on triggers, after an exhausting week–which compounded an extraordinarily tiring, exhilarating, crazy, engaging, and stressful first month of virtual teaching. WordPress had been warning that they were changing up their whole […]

Battening Down the Hatches

Last week we had a super intense storm, which blew in and out very suddenly, with lots of wind, thunder and lightening. As I was securing our deck while the wind kicked up–bringing chairs and lighter plants inside, putting more solid things down low–a lightening bolt flashed and struck a power line in our alley. […]