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Can blogging be a hobby?

It is ironic that I’m writing this blogpost on whether blogging can be a hobby at 11pm on a Saturday night when I’m technically on annual leave for a week. 872 more words

Research Culture

Draft Day

I’d like to tell you about the movie Draft Day.  I liked it a lot.  I don’t think anyone else did.  The critics didn’t, for sure.  1,322 more words


Tenuous Unity? National Bishops Conferences and the College of Bishops

If the gathering of bishops in Rome for the 2014 Synod of the Family last fall was not dramatic enough, we might be in for quite a surprise at this year’s synod. 428 more words


The Ubiquitous Team

Humans enjoy (and sometimes suffer from) a richness of relations. We first form bonds with family members, then start to make friends of different kinds. As we get older, we join groups, collaborate with others, and participate in many kinds of associations. 666 more words

Teaching is a solitary endeavor

My mentor teacher last year told me this from the start. “Teaching,” she said, “is a lonely job a lot of the time.” This struck me as a crazy idea, because after all, you are surrounded by people all day long when you’re a teacher. 409 more words

(#248) Loopers Add Texture To Life

We all add layers and texture to life.

Ever hear of a “looper”? I didn’t until an NPR piece aired one morning this past week.  These are the folks who “create human ambiance” … 385 more words

Life Lessons

A few last thoughts on the 'tunnel'; or a love letter to my colleagues

I quite badly want to start writing about writing my book, my next big project now that I have landed a job. (And yes, it is official, my letter of employment was signed and delivered to HR two days ago.) 814 more words

Historical Practice