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‘Tis the Season

2017 12 14 New Year

In the midst of everything that goes on at this time of year, I almost always make December a time for reflection and planning. My birthday is at the beginning of the month; the year turns at the end of the month; and there is often something liminal about the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. In this season, …

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Lessons from the real Alexander Hamilton

08 06 16 Real Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton is a man after my own heart. His life story not only makes for a great musical, it is also an object lesson in being a successful autodidact. I can totally relate to his approach to making sense of the world – which was through extensive reading and long-form writing. Despite his personal flaws and the ways I …

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The best of times and the worst of times

I have woefully neglected this blog this year, for good reasons… I started a new full time job (more about that in a later post) and I started it in the middle of a term when I was working as an adjunct for four (!!) online courses. This was a great idea when I controlled my own time… a bit …

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