Working With What We Have

Writer’s block is torturous. Sitting down to write, yet nothing seems to be in my head. Having a document open and ready, and even with copious notes written down, a structure of a chapter on paper, I keep drawing blanks. I go to write a sentence, it doesn’t work. It’s awkward, lacking elegance. I try … More Working With What We Have

A Very Frank Discussion

Finally arriving at the last week of lectures before our mid semester break was a relief. I was exhausted in every way. I had also been wondering whether the muscle spasms were due to fatigue. With no lectures in the next couple of weeks we would know whether exhaustion was a factor. But in that … More A Very Frank Discussion

How Life Has Changed

There isn’t a part of my life that change has left untouched. Nothing in life is immune from change. I’m not talking about how plans can beĀ in tatters within a few short days. I’m speaking about change in the minutiae of life, in the hum-drum, in the mundane. Some parts of life have changed out … More How Life Has Changed

The Second Trip to Sydney

Seeing the email arrive in my inbox later than usual, I cringed slightly, wondering if the lateness of the updated agenda, which the email contained, meant another lengthy board meeting. I remember all too well the disaster of my last trip to Sydney. And I could tolerate sitting much better then compared to now. With … More The Second Trip to Sydney