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Day 277: Blend

It’s been a long day, so I’m keeping this post short. I think I have written about this sort of thing before, but today I had another opportunity to reintegrate parts of my life back in Atlanta with our new … Continue reading

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Day 274: Reply

I’ve tried to keep up with comments on this blog on a daily basis, but for the past couple of days, I have not taken the time to reply. So tonight, I caught up on those comments–and it got me … Continue reading

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Day 268: Perpetuate

We drove out to the Altapasss Orchard tonight to hear a woman tell stories about the ghosts of Mitchell County. Counting the five of us, we were an audience of about two dozen–and all five of us were the youngest … Continue reading

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Day 256: Reintegrate

It’s been a long day for a Saturday. I was up at 5am, so that my oldest and I could make it to Chapel Hill for the first competition of his fall season. We’ve done competitions, and long road trips, … Continue reading

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Day 249: Invite

We had plans to meet some new friends for a cook-out at a park just down the road from our home. We knew the weather would be a bit dodgy again today, so our backup plan was to head back … Continue reading

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Day 244: Transpose

Today wasn’t a challenge. It was easy. We had friends from Atlanta pass by today. They had spent the weekend cycling on the Virginia Creeper Trail, and their drive back home sent them right through our town. We met for … 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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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 228: Localize

It turns out that our local community really is a local community. There are lots of locally owned businesses, and in fact, there is even a local discount card to encourage folks to buy from local merchants. We also have … Continue reading

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Day 212: Befriend

So I think I made a new friend today. I had a lunch meeting with a colleague in another department. We have a number of overlapping research interests, and we are both new to the university. It turns out that … Continue reading

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