Defining Resolution

Defining Resolution

I’ve been thinking a lot today about resolutions. What does it mean to make one? For that matter, in spite of all the attention paid to resolutions on New Year’s Day, how often do we think consciously about what a resolution actually is? What makes that resounding declaration a resolution, and not just wishful thinking?

Once I really started thinking about this, I came to the conclusion that the difference lies in the character of the stated goal: is it general and vague, or detailed and specific? Read more

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An Unconventional Education

An Unconventional Education

“Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.” —Louisa May Alcott

I saw this quote this morning on Paul Mark Sutherland’s wonderful blog, and couldn’t help thinking it’s so appropriate for me, not only with reference to my educational background, but also my ongoing process of learning. Make that learning-slash-living.

Since I’m currently working on an update to my résumé, I’d already been thinking about my educational and work experience. I have to say, because I have been involved in many different endeavors, I tend to think I won’t make the right impression on paper, but maybe I need to think outside the typical-résumé template. Here’s my brief history (in chronological order, although many overlap): Read more