• Life adventures
  • Are we doing the best that we can?

    I read Brene Brown’s Rising Strong at the end of last year. There’s one concept from the book I’ve been wrestling with ever since: “in general, people are doing in the best they can.” To which I immediately responded, “Are we? Are we really? If this is our best, isn’t that a pretty depressing view of the world?” […]

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  • Books I Read: May 2017

    favorite books of 2016

    I seem to remember saying that I’d be doing more reading once the semester was over. But between travel and, um…sleeping?…yeah, it was probably sleeping, I actually only read 4 books in May (and I’ve already equalled that in June). So hey! Short post! I have affiliate links below, but please support your local library […]

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  • Week in review: it’s summer

    I know it’s not technically summer yet; also it’s currently 50 degrees and thunderstorming here. But we had unseasonably hot weather all of last week. I wilted and whined. I also accomplished some stuff, so let’s get to that and ignore how I was MIA for, um…. 3 weeks? Grew some biofilms. They’re attached to […]