So Much More Than a Memory

Good early morning, It seems to be that no matter the time I choose to call it a day, I will find myself awake at 2:30 a.m., pondering more than Trump’s tweets. Perhaps that is because he’ll soon be up composing the latest 140 character blasphemy or alt reality, while casting accusations of fakery atContinue reading “So Much More Than a Memory”

If I had Known . . .

Good morning from my office, As a way to catch most up concerning the outcomes of appointments and tests, I think I will offer information here. Thank you, first of all, to all who have inquired about the continuing issues of managing the Crohn’s and its consequences. I have been to more doctors’ appointments (yes,Continue reading “If I had Known . . .”

Understanding the Puzzle (aka: My Body

Hello from my study, Somehow when I deleted what I thought was a draft (it said local on it) of the last blog I posted before bed last night, it seems I deleted what I had actually written, so here we go again. I will still post it as a St. Patrick’s Day post, butContinue reading “Understanding the Puzzle (aka: My Body”

Where has 40 years gone?

Hello from Fog and Flame, While many feel there is a let down after the holidays, and there is some truth to that reality. However, the first part of February is, for me, a time of memories and events which have shaped my life in more ways than I am readily aware. The subconscious consequence ofContinue reading “Where has 40 years gone?”

Reflections on Learning in our 24/7 Classroom

Hello late in the evening from Kraków, As we finished the last day of actual classes today, students scattered to the winds to have dinner and manage their last evening before their convocation at Jagiellonian University’s hallowed halls tomorrow. They will actually occupy a building and room (for a couple of amazing hours) that CopernicusContinue reading “Reflections on Learning in our 24/7 Classroom”

A Conscious Decision or the Consequence of Many

Dzień Dobry from my little room in Garbarska, It has been a productive day and a day where I decided to focus on my own work rather than the needs of the group. That is not always an easy thing for me to do, but it is something I should learn to do more often, orContinue reading “A Conscious Decision or the Consequence of Many”

 Questioning the Question

Good early afternoon from Costa (the coffee shop with wi-fi and good things to eat, and in close proximity to our accommodations), The morning was a traveling classroom and lecture and visit to the Galicia Jewish Museum. It was, again, a second time for me to visit this museum and listen to the lecture ofContinue reading ” Questioning the Question”

Imagining the next Chapter

 Hello on a Sunday evening, It is the end of the weekend and while I got some things accomplished, it was somewhat a weekend of socializing with colleagues, some former students, and establishing some more formalized relationships with some wonderful people I have known mostly from a distance. It was a weekend where I wasContinue reading “Imagining the next Chapter”

Fearing the Unknown

Good morning, Is early morning as I begin to write this, it’s not quite 4:00 a.m. and I am sitting in Hazelton out in the street because I’m early and I do not want to get the Galáns up before they’re ready. I am headed to the airport to fly back to Wisconsin. This isContinue reading “Fearing the Unknown”

Learning Continuously

Good Sunday Morning, Yesterday was hectic and yet manageable, and I am feeling also successful. If you have been reading my blog this past month, you are aware that I have struggled both personally and professionally. The great majority of those struggles have been self-induced, not necessarily because of the actual events or changes, butContinue reading “Learning Continuously”