Month: October 2020

Wordle from Dr.Mark's training session-cropped to a square

“I’m not a racist”

Normally when I write these posts, I imagine that I am writing to someone who reads them, and I pick different people for different topics. But today, because I’m currently teaching a course on diversity and inclusion, that topic and those students are on my mind. So instead, I’m imagining you all together in a …

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pink and white hydrangea bloom at sunset

A Novel Decision

You know that when I left full-time work, one of my goals was to write a novel. It’s a dream I’ve had for a long time.  For most of my life, I didn’t think I was worthy of being a novelist, that novelists were special people and I wasn’t one of them. I don’t believe …

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Gisele Bundchen

Salt Sugar Fat

Morning Routine will be our next topic, but it seems I have a pattern—I like to riff on a few things between topics. This riff was prompted by Gisele Bündchen. Have you read Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss? It’s about how Big Food uses those three elements to hook us. Thanks to our bodies’ …

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