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I Am Powerless #12Stepping

Posted January 4, 2018 @ 6:25pm | by Tripp

I keep applying for jobs. This is part and parcel of academic life, I'm told. Just keep applying. The pool of applicants is enormous. The pool of positions is wee small dinky. So, yeah, I don't math, per se, but even I would hazard to guess that's a bad situation. I am not in...

 

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I Am Not Going Away

Posted July 3, 2017 @ 12:31pm | by Tripp

Every once in a while someone will say to me something like, “Get off of Facebook!” Why? Well, because I spend a great deal of time and energy there rather than on my dissertation. Of course, it’s more complicated than that. My colleagues are on social media. We tweet,...

 

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Nomination, Perhaps Postulancy

Posted June 7, 2017 @ 11:58am | by Tripp

Once upon a time, as the sun shone across the dewy grass, a child’s heart broke. These things happen, mind you. There’s nothing exceptional about heartbreak, per se. That’s what they are designed to do. The faulty heart is the hardened heart incapable of being broken. An...

 

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The Linoleum Effect

Posted April 6, 2016 @ 2:19pm | by Tripp

Many years ago I studied martial arts. Taekwondo, to be precise. My teacher had many pithy sayings that I remember to this day. One of my favorite sayings was actually more of a concept than a saying. He would talk about “the linoleum effect.”It goes something like this: as you...

 

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I Am All Astonishment

Posted March 22, 2016 @ 4:42pm | by Tripp

It's been an astonishing Lent. Nothing I have experienced is quite like incorporating this new person into our lives. Especially into our religious lives. #EP will be baptized at the Great Vigil of Easter surrounded by those whom he may never remember as time passes, but...

 

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Top Five Posts of 2015

Posted February 6, 2016 @ 2:32pm | by Tripp

At the end of every year or sometimes in January, I try to share the top five posts from the year that has come to an end. The top five posts are decided by the number of visitors. There's no other stat at work, no preferences played on my part. These are the five posts that had the most...

 

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