Alright?

"You alright?" It's one of the most confusing questions I've ever been asked. Not because I didn't understand it, but because I did. There have been several instances in my albeit brief history on this earth where I have been asked that simple question only to be dumbfounded as to why I was being asked …

The Countdown – Gaining Momentum

2 weeks. 6 classes. 18 days. That is what lies between me and the end of term. The end of my internship. The end of my first attempt to teach. 2 trips. 4 weeks. 33 days. And an uncountable number of my sister's tears. That is what lies between me and my return to the …

Still Half Full

Things have calmed down lately in light of my PhD class ending, but only marginally. In the meantime I've been able to do things, like cook...and contemplate something other than basin climates, like where I'm going in January. Having said that, I've successfully added something else to my fictional "Pinterest Fails" board. I proudly present: …

(TEA)ching

This past Monday morning I didn't want to be a teacher anymore. It was my first lesson, and although I had a PowerPoint (PPT)┬áprepared I was also hyper-aware of the fact that I was about to walk into a room full of engineering students studying for their PhD's. Here I am having recently graduated with …