Something Sensible Sunday – Travel

Yesterday I traveled from Nashville, TN to Madison, WI. It took 11 hours, 2 planes, 1 train, and 4 automobiles and a lot more money and patience. This is a miraculous feat of human technology and infrastructure. It used to take people weeks or months to travel that distance, and here I am making the…

Serious problem with Jane Eyre

JANE EYRE SPOILER ALERT   So I’m listening to Jane Eyre on audiobook right?   I just got to the part where their wedding was interrupted because it turns out that Mr. Rochester is already married, and everyone’s in a huff that he was already married, so they go look upon his wife and he’s…

What I’m Reading Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I’m still trucking along in my Jane Eyre audiobook. Our hero and heroine are now betrothed and I’m not sure what else is supposed to happen in this very long book. We shall see. I am also still loving Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett. I love the interplay of the different languages and…

Stay Safe, Y’all

There’s a big storm passing through Tennessee tonight, and it’s already done some serious damage. I’m camping out with my tea and my notes to prepare for my interview tomorrow, and thinking about the anonymous cruelty of nature. Stay safe!

Something Sensible Saturday – Meditation

Have you ever tried meditating before? If not, is it because meditation seems intimidating, difficult, foreign, or strange? Something just for monks in the mountains? I’m here to tell you that meditating is AWESOME and nowhere near as complicated as you might think. Here are some super-basic instructions for how to meditate. It takes 5…