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Day 290: Evacuate

The past two days have been fall break on campus. I had some meetings scheduled for Thursday, but I told myself I would keep Friday open and try to use it as a vacation day. My wife obliged, volunteering to … Continue reading

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Day 287: Proportionate

Huh. It turns out “proportionate” is a verb. Who knew? So I’ve been a bit down today. It may be the long stint of rain, or it may be the multiple days of thick fog. But if you ask me, … Continue reading

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Day 285: Modify

Today we attempted the second of three summit hikes to Calloway Peak. The plan was to take on the most rugged of the three, which starts just past the Grandfather Mountain “swinging bridge” parking lot–a 5-mile (more or less) out … Continue reading

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Day 282: Relocate

No, not homes. We’ve done that once already this year, and hopefully won’t be moving houses for a while. No, tonight I relocated stuff. The bedroom is still a pretty chaotic place–not exactly the refuge I had tried to put … Continue reading

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Day 279: Mingle

Another one of those “out of my comfort zone” days. It always amuses me when people tell me that I seem at ease at social gatherings. The truth is that I often feel awkward, out of place, and without much … Continue reading

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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 270: Suffer

Suffer little children…even your own. I have to admit that I have been pretty impatient today with my kids. I don’t know why–being overtired is a good guess, but I think it can also be a handy excuse. Regardless of … Continue reading

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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

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Day 259: Frame

I pulled one of those last, remaining boxes out of the basement today and got it unpacked. The box was filled with framed pictures–I intentionally brought those pictures up here to this house (rather than leaving them in storage with … 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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