I’ve been making variations on this soup since I was a dirt-poor missionary in Germany and root vegetables were the only things my sad little budget could afford. It’s cheap to make, and it makes a decent sized pot full! The key to root soup is celery root, which can be hard to find in […]
We’re fortunate to have several mature pine trees providing summer shade, and right now, the pine cones are green. I love the smell of pine needles, and especially enjoy that fragrance (and flavor) in wild-fermented Pine-Lime-Ginger soda.
Great going…I feel the same 🙂
I think about the future a lot. Actually, I daydream about the future a lot, because achieving things requires hard work and commitment and I don’t have the energy for all of that. I think about a time two or three years from now, where I’m successful and happy and healthy. It’s a great daydream. It’s a great comfort.
It’s also a huge waste of time.
Spending hours every week thinking about an ideal future where somehow everything has worked out is detrimental to me and my journey. I’m definitely going to keep daydreaming about it, don’t get me wrong, but it’s important for me to remember that a happy future can only be reached by taking each step myself. There is no short cut past hard work. I have to do it.
I do have big goals, like maybe writing a book, and working in a creative…
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Eating and Me: I I’ve known this for a long time: I have a problem with my eating. I’ve been talking about it recently to my therapist, who wants to dig into it deeper to find out if I have an eating disorder of some kind. I don’t know if my issues with food are […]
To preface this post, I think it’s important to clarify that becoming a vegetarian isn’t a life choice that is right for everyone, however it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself. It may not be something that would work for your lifestyle or something that you ever want to do […]
Way to go !!!
I started this blog turned something-maybe-slightly-bigger in July 2012. Most years around this time, I take a moment to reflect on why I blog as an academic and why others might want to as well. Past reasons—which I wrote about in 2013, 2014, and 2017—still resonate with me. Blogging builds an audience of readers, collaborators, friends and fans, mentors and mentees. Blogging also builds bridges. Blogging helps my writing, especially if and when I feel stuck. It has opened doors I didn’t even know to knock. And it’s been fun, year after year.
This year, however, I have some different things to reflect on.
What does it mean to be a public scholar, to blog, and to share my work, perspective, and life, after being trolled quite unpleasantly, for weeks? (You can read more about that in my Nursing Clio essay, “I Was Trolled, Here’s Why I’m…
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