why does doing something courageous feel like doing something stupid?
i tackled that box tonight. you know that box. the one with old photos and holiday cards you always meant to get around to organizing. the box that sits in the corner of the (insert area) closet, bedroom, attic, you name it. i found my cards to my husband, his cards to me, cards from … Continue reading how long do you keep greeting cards?
My heart is full. I had tea and dinner with two strangers today and want to remember this day. This afternoon, I stopped for tea in the corner shop. "천천히" the shop owner told me when I walked in. "Slowly." Pottery, pottery everywhere. The shop was empty, and I was able to take pictures while the … Continue reading Tea and Tom Jones
So far, Pusan > Seoul. It's colder and windier here, though and there aren't as many coffee shops as in Seoul, not that any of those were open before 10 a.m. anyway. I took the KTX high-speed last night to Pusan--roughly $50 and a 2.5 hr ride. Today, I''m staying in Elysee Motel, which is … Continue reading Pusan
ginger asked me yesterday. "do you think it will be easier to break up later?" "will it be easier to leave your job?" you're going to go through some grieving and second-guessing no matter when you do it.
we sold our house and signed our separation agreement today. i drove by 2112 for a last look. someone else's car is in the driveway now. my husband's hand was shaking when he signed the agreement. with three copies notarized, there are now two to-dos before i file. he didn't look me in the eye … Continue reading milestones
god caught up with me today on a powdery path round east campus. we had 6 inches of snow in durham last night. whut? durham and duke staff did an amazing job with roads and sidewalks. the usual tuesday route was pastoral. two couples i passed were smiling and holding hands. three japanese guys taking … Continue reading snow day
i don't think i'll re-up next semester. engrish + j-school = bleary-eyed susan. though elsa and i agreed we spent less time preparing, we both felt like better teachers this semester. i can see how teaching requires a year or more to hit your stride. this semester was way more challenging with 8-9 students at different … Continue reading last engrish class of the semester
write every day. i'm going to get my SA notarized.