Here are the things currently occupying my time and attention, in no particular order:
I’m living in Denver, CO and working as an employee trainer in the transportation department of a local school district. This means I teach people strategies to manage and connect with their students in safe and rewarding ways while riding the school bus.
I’m newly married. My wife and I have been together for over 17 years but only just got around to tying the knot over the summer of 2019. Not much has changed but, somehow, everything has changed. I’m more in love than ever and simply soaking it up.
A few years ago I was diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis and have spent much of my time riding the emotional and physical roller coaster of flare-ups, finding remission, and flaring again. Some days there isn’t much more I can do than take my medication and rest.
I’m always looking for more writing opportunities such as guest blogging spots, calls for submissions or pitches, and contests. If you have such an opportunity or know of something I might be a good fit for, please, feel free to contact me.
I’m exploring the possibility of self-publishing a book of essays, even if no one ever reads it.
I’m taking as many free “massive open online courses” as I can, especially relating to sociology and philosophy. Right now I’m enrolled in International Women’s Health and Human Rights and Modern & Contemporary American Poetry. You can see a list of my past courses on my “Completed MOOCs” page.
I’m spending a lot of time reading too, though, never as much as I should. I’m presently working through The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination by Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, Moral Letters to Lucilius: Volume 1 by Seneca, and, slowly but surely, and 80 book set of Penguin Little Black Classics.
Some of my other interest and obsessions include:
- Note taking, daily logging, and research strategies
- Meditation and mindfulness
- Intermittent fasting
And if you want to know more about my current state of being, check out my monthly “Currently” posts.
The page is updated regularly. The last update was on September 25th, 2020.
You can find out more on my About page.