Monthly Archives: April 2013

forgetting

Today I realized I had forgotten a few things that I am glad to have forgotten. Sometimes forgetting is a good sign. That’s all. This realization brought a smile to my face and even made The Boot feel a bit … Continue reading

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Service contrasts and discriminatory norms

Last night I was out with friends for dinner when we decided to go have a drink or two at Marina Bay Sands. More specifically, we decided to go to Ku De Ta, as one of those friends was visiting … Continue reading

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Yesterday: on finances

I didn’t post yesterday. No really big reason, I guess. I spent most of the day at home managing “life stuff” — paying bills and sorting out the logistics of a big trip this summer, not to mention navigating the … Continue reading

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life is a practice

Life is a practice. We cultivate good habits for “performances” we don’t know are coming. Habits: thinking, doing, making things happen. If we don’t cultivate good ones, when the time comes that we need them, we might be S.O.L. If … Continue reading

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growth and learning

I’ve been reading this book. And I’ve been thinking about it A LOT. I can really identify with having a fixed mindset when it comes to sports. I think I need to change this. I’m about 55% through the book … Continue reading

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5 more things: thanks, Boot!

1 There is a certain grace in getting somewhere slowly. I’ve realized these last 10 days that perhaps one of the reasons I’m so freaking accident prone is because I always seem to be in a hurry. I take things … Continue reading

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body + mind + soul

I received an email from a family member today that really reminded me of the body-mind-soul connection. I mean, I¬†know this stuff already, yadda yadda yadda. I know it intellectually. But I think I had forgotten it. Or at least … Continue reading

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sleep

What is it about sleep that is so problematic? Why is it so hard to get enough? Why does modern society frown on the idea of sleeping when you’re tired? Why must we always be awake? Why do we want … Continue reading

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The worst in people

Some days, the Internet brings out the worst in people. Today was one of those days.The racist, classist, ageist, and Islamophobic remarks I saw today on Twitter were ASTONISHING. And don’t even get me started on the political and geographic ignor… Continue reading

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A normal, caring conversation

I had a crazy day today. Nothing unusual for a teacher, really… many teacher days can seem crazy. If you are not a teacher, and I described my day to you from beginning to end, I imagine you’d have all kinds of questions. You’d think parts of it… Continue reading

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