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October 05, 2013


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Savvy Working Gal

am reading Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus book Higher Education?: How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids---and What We Can Do About It. I think you would find the chapter on tenure interesting - I assume your mother was tenured. I remember when you wrote about cleaning her office and had no choice but to throw out all of her unfinished work or papers. The book says how most tenured professors write for each other and not for students or the general public and that only other academics understand it. The book makes it seem like they are wasting their time.


A perfect case study of why we need to live fully in the moment and tend all of our gardens, not just the one on the way to the car. It's good to question. If she had questioned, she would have baked cakes. With you.

Two Kitties

The funny thing is? Im not sure she would. Though my best memories of her are from the brief time she was at home - trimming my bangs; grilled cheese and tomato soup before my afternoon Kindergarten class. I miss that version of her.

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