Tag Archives: being present

Day 326: Glide

My wife and I had a couple of hours on our own tonight. We left the boys at home playing video games, then dropped off our daughter at a Girls Scout event at a local roller skating rink. Then the … Continue reading

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Day 322: Bundle

No, not the cable and the internet…. It was 12 degrees this morning when I went out to the car. The kids’ schools were closed, but not the university, so off I went, bundled up against the cold. Today was … Continue reading

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Day 319: Reposition

I think I’ve probably quoted Emerson enough over the past 45 weeks, so I will leave it to you to find the “life only avails” passage on your own–but once again, I find myself reflecting on the wonders of “becoming,” … Continue reading

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Day 313: Peel

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a photo to accompany a blog entry. I kind of wish I had remembered to snap a photo tonight, if for no other reason than to have posted perhaps the most humble and … Continue reading

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Day 309: Notice

Two points of notice today: First: There I was–once again walking across campus, totally oblivious to everything around me. Yup, reading email too. But I caught myself, and forced myself to come to a complete standstill. I turned around slowly, … Continue reading

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Day 305: Lag

OK, I know that Georgia and North Carolina are in the same time zone, but I really do feel like I’m jet lagged. Sure, maybe it’s because I was up too late last night, spending time with old friends, and … Continue reading

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Day 292: Fry

We went to the Wooly Worm Festival–an annual event in honor of the Wooly Bear Caterpillar, aka the Isabella Tiger Moth caterpillar, which (according to local lore) is an accurate predictor of the coming winter’s weather (or at least no … Continue reading

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Day 290: Evacuate

The past two days have been fall break on campus. I had some meetings scheduled for Thursday, but I told myself I would keep Friday open and try to use it as a vacation day. My wife obliged, volunteering to … Continue reading

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Day 279: Mingle

Another one of those “out of my comfort zone” days. It always amuses me when people tell me that I seem at ease at social gatherings. The truth is that I often feel awkward, out of place, and without much … Continue reading

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Day 275: Eavesdrop

OK, that word doesn’t sound so good, so let me explain. Tonight, my eight-year-old found an old picture book that my wife had bought for her a couple of years ago. She sat at the kitchen table, reading out loud, … Continue reading

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