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Being still or idle?

The challenge I am facing is the strangeness of unaccountable time.  The “work ethic” I’ve lived by demands that every moment be productive. This may be noble or not, depending on what is meant by “productivity” and for whom my time is productive – for me? 379 more words

Sabbatical Project #4: Start a blog


As you can see, I’ve been posting things here for a little while.

My main motivation for starting this blog is to give myself a deadline to write on a regular basis. 123 more words


Kyoto Day 3

My apologies for the pause in posts, after this last day in Kyoto that I am about to write about we had a few big travel days and then I needed some real recovery time, and amazingly, these blog posts take a lot of energy. 398 more words


wallowing in the lap of a stranger

one of my most favorite things about Muslim culture is how hospitable it is.

while riding a train after picking up new passports, dear little t got so bored. 241 more words

A Day In The Life Of

ICAP 2014 - Too many choices in huge spaces!

It’s been a couple of weeks between posts – and that’s because we have been in Paris for the past 2 weeks and it’s been pretty much a non-stop 14 days packed full of activities and adventures – so my lack of posts will be made up for by 2-3 over the coming days outlining the different things I did and explored whilst in the ‘city of love’.   1,087 more words


The power of time off

I wrote a bit earlier in the year about how holidays are healthy, allowing us to de-stress and get motivated, but Stefan Sagmeister goes… 332 more words



Too much choice!

I am off on a writing retreat on Monday, to the beautiful highlands of Scotland to hide in a valley where I will have no access to wi-fi, internet, phone reception, a television, or any form of news other than the radio. 715 more words