Monthly Archives: December 2006

Gratitudes

Gratitudes: Letting the Days Go By

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

1. A new flat-screen monitor
2. Christmas at home
3. Leftover lasagne

Internet Addiction

An article about Internet Addiction from CNN.com asserts that internet addiction is a fact, but it struggles to do so, since there is no real evidence to suggest this is true. The term they use is “clinically addictive.” The article states: Red flags should start flying, however, if time spent vanquishing electronic enemies or keeping up on e-mail results in…

Gratitudes

Gratitudes: Into the Blue Again

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

Today I am grateful for

1. My fireplace (brrrr).
2. My job that gives me a long relaxing break every Christmas (Zzzzz).
3. My car that keeps me warm when it is wet and rainy outside and I need to go to the store (Vrrooom).

Hillary Campaign; Which Hillary?

From Human Events, the national conservative weekly since 1944, comes an article called Running Against the Right Hillary. In one of the most bizarre perceptions of Hillary that I’ve ever read, this article divides Hillary into two candidates: The senator, who the author believes will be easy to beat, and the media darling first lady, who the author believes will…

Gratitudes

Gratitude Journal

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

A long time ago (by hand, not by blog) I used to keep a gratitude journal based on the book Simple Abundance, by Sarah Ben Breathnach. Although the book has some issues and problems, I really love the author’s idea of a gratitude journal.  I am going to incorporate a list of three things that I’m grateful for into my blog.

Three Things I am Grateful for Today:
1. My job.
2. The smell of my Christmas tree.
3. The internet for facilitating my re-acquaintance with my high school best friend from over 20 years ago. OMFG.

On Community College Teaching

I’ve been doing some thinking about what it means to teach at a community college compared to university teaching, which is hard to do without any experience there yet. I can make some predictions since I know the populations/demographics. This gem made me reflect: Feminist Pedagogy in Community Colleges Because of the pressures and external commitments of students at the…