The inevitable has happened around here–the Queen Anne’s Lace is in full bloom, often beautifully interlaced with bright blue chicory flowers. To me this means that the start of classes is right around the corner. Of course, because of the ‘Rona this semester is a bit more difficult and anxiety-provoking than most, but I maintain my position: don’t prepare until it’s time. If you are the sort of person who loves to do class prep early because it calms you, then by all means, go for it!

But I’m just trying to take it one day at a time. It helps to remember that it is still only July 16th, and most of us have at least a good month left to pursue the reading, writing, and resting we all desperately need this summer. Try to think in terms of abundance, not scarcity. A month is a whole month!!

Imagine what it would feel like in February to suddenly be granted a month free from classes, and then you will be thinking in terms of abundance.

Soul Before Syllabi!

We are now just a few days away (again???) from the-month-that-shall-not-be-named, and what are you doing, fellow educator? Are you frantically working on syllabi? I am–but only because I’m committed to some work and other travel in the first two weeks of the month, so I have to prepare earlier than usual. If this is

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Are you on the edge of burnout?

You are not alone. This last semester was the most difficult semester I’ve encountered in my teaching career, which explains why I haven’t written in my blog in a long time. But recently I have been researching the issue and visiting a couple of places and talking with faculty about burnout. Here’s the bad news:

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Queen Anne's Lace

It’s back….the month that shall not be named!

Well friends, the Queen Anne’s Lace is out and the month has arrived: fall classes are on the way! What are you doing to get ready for for the year ahead? Hopefully not a lot of syllabus work. What I mean is, what are you doing to get ready for it spiritually? I’m headed to

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