Live With Flair

(my daily blog)

Close Up and Far Away

My husband always reminds me to “take the long view.” Everything eventually works out. I think about this when I’m particularly worried about the here

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Too Harsh for You

We bring our potted plum indoors for a few days. With icy conditions and temperatures in the teens, we know the plum tree wouldn’t survive.

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After four days of travel away from home, I attend to the task of reentry. I always feel better once I unpack my suitcase, start

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And I Saw Their Faces

Today felt surreal but profoundly joyful. Penn State lifted their masking requirement in classrooms. For the first time in 2 years, I taught without a

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Speaking of Risk

I’m learning about prosocial and positive risk. Consider the risk it requires to start a conversation with a potential new friend, to join a new

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