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Day 273: Monotask

Why is it so freaking hard to do just one thing at a time? When I first started off this blog, I was certain that I would be paying a lot of attention to monotasking–doing one thing at a time, … Continue reading

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Day 267: Rise

I’ve changed the wake-up song on my phone again. Now it’s “Rise,” by Eddie Vedder. On the ride into work this morning, the song was still stuck in my head, so I put it on in the car. The cattle … Continue reading

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Day 265: Barefoot

My oldest child refuses to believe that “to snowshoe” is a verb. I’ll have to wait another 90 days or so to see if I have the opportunity to use that particular verb, but for today, with a tip of … Continue reading

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Day 253: Step

OK, I’ve written quite a few times about my love of climbing and hiking, but there’s one confession I have to make: I’m not the most sure-footed of people on a trail. Sometimes I’ll blame my old, worn-out approach shoes. … Continue reading

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Day 251: Arrive

I’m here. The academic job market is a little odd. Ads post in the fall–usually September or October–with deadlines toward the end of the semester, and then invitations for interviews during January and February. And then that’s it, until next … Continue reading

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Day 250: Trek

Another Sunday in the woods. Even when we were living in the city, I would make a point of getting outdoors with the kids as often as I could. What’s changed now is that “as often as I can” really … Continue reading

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Day 248: Drip

A couple of weeks back, we had a stretch of bad weather that started to wear me down a bit. We’ve hit another rainy patch, but it feels quite different this time. Maybe it’s because we’re getting good doses of … Continue reading

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Day 243: Clean

No, not household cleaning. Something far more fun. I had an amazing day outdoors today. Some friends from Atlanta spent the long weekend in North Carolina climbing in Linville Gorge. We met up with them today to climb at Table … Continue reading

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Day 240: Commence

I retired my old alarm clock during the big purge. Now my phone wakes me up every morning. I set it to a song, usually changing it every few weeks just to have some variety. Right now, my wake up … Continue reading

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Day 239: Trail

I’ve written before about how I often find it easier to lead than to follow–and how there is much that I can learn if I am willing to allow others to take the lead. Today provided me with another one … Continue reading

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