Monthly Archives: August 2014

Day 236: Summit

You can reach the summit of Grandfather Mountain, at Calloway Peak, by way of three different trails. My goal is to hike all three over the next couple of months. Today, I took the kids up the Daniel Boone Scout … Continue reading

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Day 235: Capture

It couldn’t have lasted more than ten minutes. Maybe only five. I slept in this morning and didn’t get the coffee going until around 8:30am. By the time it had stopped dripping, I could hear other family members starting to … Continue reading

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Day 234: Focus

Well, as I promised I would do yesterday, today I tried to focus on just one small thing, something to remind me of how simple it can be to live simply. So I dug back into my toolbox to one … Continue reading

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Day 233: Transition

I’veĀ  noticed something recently, which has made a little concerned: I have struggled more in the past week or so writing this blog than I have over the past 32 weeks. I don’t think I am “running out of steam,” … Continue reading

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Day 232: Relate

I’m still very much “the new guy” on campus, but I am starting to find “my tribe.” This morning, for example, I spent an hour over coffee talking with two other faculty members from another department about overlapping research interests … Continue reading

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Day 231: Reschedule

My geriatric semi-wild cat was quite disgruntled this morning. We have built a nice morning routine together over the past three weeks. I get the coffee going, shave, and then when the coffee is ready, I pour myself a cup … Continue reading

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Day 230: Apportion

Sufficient unto the day are the committee meetings thereof. It’s been a long first day of meetings at the university, and tomorrow will be the first day of classes. It is also the first day of school for my kids. … Continue reading

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