Category Archives for life

You Will Never Get It All Done

The Chronicle’s ProfHacker and Inside Higher Ed’s GradHacker have this week collaborated on a series of posts about productivity apps and systems. I’m constantly in search of the right way to organize my working life, to keep my focus, and … Continue reading

23 August 2012 by KF
Categories: life, reflecting, work

Showers of the World

I’ve been on the road for a little over two weeks now, across three countries and nine time zones, and while I have a host of more serious topics for discussion originating from this trip, the one that’s most concerning … Continue reading

22 June 2012 by KF
Categories: general whining, travel


I need to begin this post by thanking Julika Griem for inviting me on what I hope was only a first visit to Frankfurt’s Goethe Universität; it was a privilege to be able to speak there, and I hope to … Continue reading

12 June 2012 by KF
Categories: random thoughts, travel


In what universe did I think I was going to get any writing done on my flight? As it turned out, we boarded an hour late, and then sat on the tarmac for an extra hour after boarding, so by … Continue reading

08 June 2012 by KF
Categories: random thoughts, travel


This morning is filled with the millions of details required to get self and stuff out the door and on the road for the better part of seven weeks. It’s the always enervating start to what’s bound to be an … Continue reading

06 June 2012 by KF
Categories: blogging, travel


A much-beloved aunt and uncle of mine who live not too far away from here, in a lovely suburban split-level they moved into — what? 45 years ago? — are preparing to move to an assisted living facility a bit … Continue reading

05 June 2012 by KF
Categories: family, technology


I finally managed to purchase the last of my summer plane tickets yesterday.* I’ve got a bunch of travel coming up, most of it work-related, but part of it including a bit of actual vacation — the first one I’ve … Continue reading

30 May 2012 by KF
Categories: travel

Two Things

One super-depressing (not least for how close to home it hits): Imagine a small, developing country of perhaps 3 million people. Like many other small developing countries, our imaginary nation is rich in natural resources, its economy has prospered on … Continue reading

21 May 2012 by KF
Categories: academia, politics


A few weeks ago, as I wrote my last post about balance as not-falling, I very much had yoga on my mind; I’d gone with a friend a few weeks before that to the first class I’d taken in years. … Continue reading

19 May 2012 by KF
Categories: body, reflecting

A Constant Process of Not-Falling

The primary bit of awkwardness involved in not-blogging is the transition to once-again-blogging; there’s guilt and embarrassment, and an overwhelming need to explain where one has been and what one has been doing. For my part, I have been doing … Continue reading

27 April 2012 by KF
Categories: life, writing

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