Something I thought about:

  • Balance and the trauma of so much violence and death. How do we stay engaged and participate while also taking care of ourselves? I keep trying different things – and I finally resorted to scheduling time everyday when social media and news sites are blocked, and those hours are such a relief. I know that I have some separate, protected mental space.

Something I did:

  • It’s been a week of organization and catching up: email, course planning, and grading. I have too many half-finished projects to complete.

Something I read:

  • I’m currently in the middle of Queer Phenomenology: Orientation, Objects, Others by Sara Ahmed and Everything Comes Next by Naomi Shihab Nye