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Day 148: Compromise

My youngest stayed overnight at a friend’s house last night, and then was gone most of the day as well. When she and her mother finally got home this evening, I had already been at work in her bedroom for … Continue reading

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Day 120: Talk

For someone who makes a living playing with words, I am amazed at how poorly I can communicate sometimes. Perhaps it’s not too surprising that I have the hardest time communicating effectively with the people who are closest to me … Continue reading

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Day 96: Hike

My students have been working on a locative media project–a mobile story of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain that is activated on site, as you pass various landmarks. Originally we were supposed to meet as a class on Friday and … Continue reading

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Day 82: Prepare

A few weeks back I mentioned that I might be about to face some life-changing decisions that will have an impact on my entire family–and my tendency to overthink things and project too far into the future (and usually toward … Continue reading

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Day 40: Follow

I’m going to keep this entry pretty short–we’re still recovering from our 24-hour birthday party extravaganza around here. Leading is easy for me. Following, though–that can be more challenging. I often put myself in positions where I can take on … Continue reading

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Day 35: Engage

Over the weekend, I heard an older man sharing with a group of people two pieces of good news. The first was that his daughter had recently published a book on the need for civility in our society. He spoke … Continue reading

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Day 21: Query

Perhaps it’s my Concord upbringing coming through once again, but I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration from Emerson’s writings over the years. But the more I have read of Emerson, and the more I have learned of the Quakers, the … Continue reading

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Day 8: Listen

After two extra days of kids at home, everyone is back to their hurried morning schedules. As I suspected, it’s been a lot more of a challenge to keep it simple and take time for quiet. Still, I managed to … Continue reading

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