Musings

Magic & Suspension of Disbelief

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Somebody somewhere along the way in my lifetime (maybe an English teacher–I no longer remember who), said that reading fiction (or watching it in the case of plays or movies or TV) is about suspending your disbelief and constituting some poetic faith. A good story, whatever its media or genre, pulls you in such that […]

Musings

Conflict–The Not Good Kind

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Last night did not go well. As anybody who’s been here for the last few weeks knows, I just began a new job on Wednesday, which puts me back to working a normal M-F 8-5 workweek. Previously I was working evenings from 5:30-9:30 and weekends, while my husband worked 7-3 M-F. This previous schedule worked […]

Books

Reality: Disconnected

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When I was an undergrad, I developed a rather impressive ability to tune out almost anything in order to study. My first roommate was a music major, so ignoring noise was a useful skill to cultivate. This trait was even more finely honed in graduate school, and it served me in good stead to be […]