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Day 198: Imperfect

Yes, I know it’s a perfectly good adverb–and if we were talking about grammar, we could call it a noun–but in keeping with the past 197 days, we are going to abuse “imperfect” into service as a verb…. As in: … Continue reading

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Day 190: Orchestrate

We have to coordinate a lot of moving pieces right now. I just got done writing out a couple of paragraphs’ worth of details explaining all the things that need to be done by about a half dozen people in … Continue reading

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Day 185: Interdepend

OK, OK–I’ve probably already used up my yearly allotment of bad puns and made-up words, but I couldn’t help myself today. Just a short post to note that on a day celebrating “independence,” it’s worth taking a moment to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Day 180: Inventory

We just rolled back into town after taking a day trip down to see my in-laws. It’s another late night entry, and I’m tired…. so tonight’s posting will have to be brief. I’m coming up on the half-way mark on … Continue reading

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Day 177: Overlook

And I mean that word quite literally, as in: actively not looking at something. In this case–that box of notebooks and papers I just pulled out of the attic. OK, I did peek–very quickly, though. The box contained essays I … Continue reading

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Day 170: Vacate

Today, I officially tendered my resignation. My last day on campus will be in mid-July; it is going to be a busy final few weeks, but I am very much in the home stretch. Today I also packed up just … Continue reading

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Day 165: Slacken

I tell you–we’re not quite halfway through this year and it’s getting harder to avoid reusing subject headings. Today’s post should really be entitled “loosen,” but that one was already taken. And so was unwind. So we’re going to go … Continue reading

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Day 151: Disinvest

Somewhere around five o’clock tonight–as I was straddling the intake duct on the heat pump in an attic well over 100 degrees, wrestling with a disassembled, solid oak crib–it dawned on me that (once again), the day had gone somewhat … Continue reading

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Day 132: Stack

Tonight I tackled a measly, little bookshelf. Most of what I have on this little, wooden bookshelf are work-related books: scholarship that touches upon my own work in one way, shape or form. Some of these points of contact are … Continue reading

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Day 115: Thank

It will have to be a short post tonight–I have to head off to a work-related dinner, then I have evening plans following that, which will probably keep me out late. So just a quick post to check in…. This … Continue reading

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