Contingencies for Ugly Situations

I just completed the first week of my third academic year in Qatar, and things seem to be off to a good start. I don't teach until 2pm, and this past week I awoke at 5am every day. So, during my ample morning free time, I have been working out at the gym in my… Continue reading Contingencies for Ugly Situations

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An Expat Lenten Calendar

Over last couple days, I have been thinking about different genres of writing. After the recent mass shooting tragedy in New Zealand, I spent some time exploring the genre and history of the manifesto, which led me to an interesting article in The Atlantic entitled "Manifestos: A Manifesto". Subsequently, I toyed with the idea of… Continue reading An Expat Lenten Calendar

10 of My Core Values

The other day at work, I attended a professional development session, which I thought was going to give me explicit instruction in how to design items for my appraisal action plan. Instead, participants at the session were asked to consider the things that brought meaning to their life and to create a vision for the… Continue reading 10 of My Core Values