When Work Gets in the Way

This is my final week of classes, which means a lot of reading (lengthy research papers and revised creative projects) and grading. Then adding up grades from the 16 week semester & calculating final grades & posting them into the system. I will also be dealing with late papers, students who missed so many assignments they’re failing, and various other enactments of youthful hysteria.

I need this week to work on staying centered amid the chaos, which means plenty of walking, yoga, meditation, and at least one lunch with friends. I’m going to let the WIP chill, and will write again when the week is complete. Meanwhile, enjoy my interview with Jennifer Cody Epstein below…


  1. Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.


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