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The Power of Place

The Power of Place

I traveled to Smith last weekend, ostensibly for Commencement, but in truth to see some friends who would be there, also using Commencement as an excuse. Despite my tightening budget, it was the best decision I’ve made in a long time. Smith has always held a certain power for me; it was the place I […]

My Plans for the Day

My Plans for the Day

There are so many books I’m in the middle of reading or have been gifted or lent and need to get on. I fiercely miss my childhood, when I would tear through a book in a day or two and go out on the prowl for something new without thought to a thing called the […]

back to work

back to work

Today Elena and I conducted part of the exams for the group 52 girls, the students I’ve been working with the most. I keep learning new things! I didn’t realize that in addition to all the classwork I saw them do, they were also doing “Additional Reading” outside of class– 700 pages of Additional Reading, […]