Tag Archives: listening

Day 345: Tune Out

Sure, I suppose a lot of what I have written in the past year has been about “tuning into” the moment. Tonight was definitely all about tuning out. We are living in a smallish house now–smaller than our old house, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 338: Mix

Tonight brought another opportunity to mingle. I know it sounds like such a trite and superficial thing-mixing and mingling, but tonight, that’s what I did. I had my first chance to socialize with colleagues from across the entire university in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Day 310: Bridge

So remember how I was discussing my entanglements in workplace politics just a couple of days ago? Today, I had more opportunities to work my way through conflicts–and again, many that have a history that predates me by a long … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Day 263: Change

I forgot to take the picture before the sun set today, so you are just going to have to believe me: one of the trees in our front is starting to change colors. I’ve noticed other trees starting to change, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 238: Sound

Well, that’s not quite the right word. I was less the sounder than the soundee. I won’t go into details, because they really don’t matter, but today–in two very different contexts–I had the opportunity to allow someone else the time … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment