Monthly Archives: November 2013

Yes, it’s been a while

I have been up against a deadline for my dissertation and amazed myself by buckling down and working and, dammit, doing a pretty good job.  The final draft (158 pages including appendices, bibliography blah blah) went off to my supervisor … Continue reading

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Breaking Habits

I’m still buried under my dissertation but I’m committing to keeping the blog updated even if it’s a short post.  I know that it keeps me accountable and I know that I need that. Day 7 and I wonder if … Continue reading

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Day Six

Still here with my cup of jasmine tea. Panicking about the imminent deadline for my dissertation and thankful that I’m not sabotaging myself with lost evenings and hung over days. I may not have a long stretch of days yet … Continue reading

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Day Three. Cloudy, damp and with a good chance of tea.

Calmness descends.  Working hard and enjoying the feel of exerting my brain on my dissertation. Jasmine tea.  Indriya coffee.   A certain poise and balance. Remembering this poem by Jackie Kay.  I saw her talk about her autobiography, Red Road, … Continue reading

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