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So me and Mat The Norfolkian have started this thing called COLOURS. It’s weird and a great splash of artistic EXCITEMENT. Casual, with flares and rockets. 514 more words


Endorsement for the work of personal historians at #APH2014

“Sometimes we can tell other people’s stories better than they can tell their own.”

~ Dr. Henry Greenspan

This is the work of a personal historian, to help a person tell their story in a logical, beautiful way, often better than they may be able to tell their story off the cuff.

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Hitting Joshua

One of my biggest hot buttons with Elisabeth is when she is hurtful to someone or some thing. Often it’s our oldest dog, Baci. Soon after Elisabeth turned two, she started to become aware of the power differential among our dogs and how that applied to her. 784 more words


a room of my own

As a single person, I lived in an apartment for exactly one year. (Then I moved in with my grandmother, while I figured out what to do next. 946 more words


Hide it under a bushel? Yes! or No?

I’ve been working on a post about vocation, but I think I will save that one for next week, because this weekend I will be at a conference where one of the topics under discussion will be “scholarship as vocation.” I’m also presenting on the alt-ac part of a panel on the job search, which should be interesting. 1,023 more words


My entire life story (or, how I got into make up)

Hi there, lovely person – it’s nice to see you again!

Or, if this is the first post of mine you’ve read (and please bear in mind, there aren’t a whole lot to choose from yet) – welcome to my bizarre little world. 325 more words


Who I am and Where I am from.

The first memory I have is of a radiant yellow sensation staining my vision, even after I closed eyes. I had been staring into a light bulb above my parents bedside table and by some force I couldn’t comprehend, the yellow radiance and incandescent filament remained etched into my vision for a spell. 703 more words