Workview, Preface; 🤙 Mentor Mind 🤗

I’ve been teaching for five years now: two years at Fresno State (14-15); three years as an adjunct professor in the State Center Community College District (16-18), including Madera College and Fresno City College; two years as an adjunct professor at College of the Sequoias; & less than a year as a high school SPED … Read moreWorkview, Preface; 🤙 Mentor Mind 🤗

Projects 🎈 Prewrites 🎈 Lists 🎈 Goals

Today, my goal is to write a 1000-word post. I normally target 250- to 500-word ranges, but I wanted to give myself room to stretch my legs and arms today, since I’m evaluating the blog design. Listing ⚓ Current Design 🏠 I made it to Chapter 2.5 before I had to re-frame (i.e., re-evaluate) my blog idea. … Read moreProjects 🎈 Prewrites 🎈 Lists 🎈 Goals

Coherency

In Designing Your Life by Burnett & Evans, they write about bringing your Workview and Lifeview to the table to establish coherency: A coherent life is one lived in such a way that you can clearly connect the dots between three things: Who you are What you believe What you are doing For example, if in your … Read moreCoherency

I 💚 Kindle Unlimited

I’m a huge e-book fan. I’ve been re-e-reading Designing Your Life thanks to my Kindle Composition Book, as well as indulging in a never-ending bounty of self-help books on kindness, behavioral psychology, and gardening… Courtesy, of course, of Kindle Unlimited. Compliment Sandwich 🍔 I 💛 Kindle 🥪 With Kindle Unlimited, when I finish an e-book, (which is every 2 … Read moreI 💚 Kindle Unlimited

Lifeview ☝ Dear Adventurer 🤸‍♀️

Serious talk, though: You become, neurologically, what you think. —Nicholas Carr Poetry is Safer than Home 💌 Dear Adventurer 💟 The darker you go into the night, the more the gaslight matters; observe the lily pads of gold, tip-toeing along the cobblestone: as you cross this threshold, Adventurer, do you notice the gilded courage tingling down … Read moreLifeview ☝ Dear Adventurer 🤸‍♀️

Workview, Preface I 👋 In the Beginning

When waterfalls cascade down slanted rocks—and slant the rocks further with pressure, pressure, Almighty Gravity—do the shifts in the cascading water, (once the rocks slant down too far,) appear any more or less beautiful than the waterfall’s original design? Is this world really more or less beautiful than fifty years, five hundred years, five million … Read moreWorkview, Preface I 👋 In the Beginning

I 💓 Dance Dance Revolution

I used to DDR Hottest Party on Wii. I had the metal pad and everything. My metal pad has since died… but I added a new, better tech one to our wedding registry. So we’ll see if I have the chance to act like a 22-year-old, ponytailed otaku again, even though I’m more like a 33-year-old, penguin-shaped nerd … Read moreI 💓 Dance Dance Revolution

Workview, Preface II 🙌 Prewrite ✂

(Editorial note: I swear to bananas, sometimes my shitty first drafts read like I’m drinking wine and doing drugs. Like I’m a maniac. It’s ridiculous.) In Designing Your Life by Burnett & Evans, they take self-reflection of life philosophies to a whole new level. I dig it. It’s why I decided to dedicate half a year of my … Read moreWorkview, Preface II 🙌 Prewrite ✂

Philosophies

In the Prologue, I touched on a few of my writing philosophies: “Fiction is true.” “I ♥ blogs.” “I can’t help but ♥ listing.” “Every voice bears the weight of its truth.” In addition, I mentioned one of my teaching philosophies: “I ♥ autonomy.” I have many philosophies. They’re the value I live by when I’m writing, … Read morePhilosophies

I 💙 Blogs, Part II 🙌

I need to go back. I need to return to the writing. To the beginning. So, cheers, Dear Reader— Here’s to celebrating that all our thoughts really, really matter; Writing Philosophy 🦑 “Every voice bears the weight of its truth.” Here’s to sharing our truths; our observations of the observable; Here’s to blogging. And thanks for reading … Read moreI 💙 Blogs, Part II 🙌