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When you start too many new things at once....

Old things get dropped. You go a little crazy. You wonder if everything's going to fall apart.
"My" new town has welcomed me here with the worst winter in 20 years. I mostly sit in my home office and make gloomy, movie-inspired observations about the weather.
"The Day After Tomorrow was actually a movie about polar vortexes. Just wait, the lake and river are going to freeze over completely, and giant wolves are going to invade the city and we're going to be evacuated to Mexico."
"Remember in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers when it didn't stop snowing until June?"

There's a document on my computer (and backed up to Dropbox) titled "dissertation proposal". Right now, it's 9 pages long. The intro section has been emailed off  to my adviser.

I have a serious crush on our neighborhood Episcopal church, and I'm waiting to see if it turns into something more serious. This is kind of crazy, since I haven't had a church I'd…

On blogging

I've been blogging on some platform or another since I started college. That's about 10 1/2 years now, and it's still not something I do well, but it's something I've been doing differently these days.

In 2003, as an isolated and terrified first year undergrad, I was desperately throwing thoughts into the void of the internet, hoping that something would answer back and tell me that I wasn't alone. I made "internet friends" this way- some with whom I still exchange Christmas cards and witty Facebook banter. There's nothing wrong with that (provided that you're careful about who your internet friends are). I also found blogging a venue for communicating more deeply with a handful of friends who were far off or pressed for time. When an unforgettably dear friend committed suicide in 2005, it was my blog community and my books that pulled me through.

Then, I started over. I moved to the MidAtlantic coast  and did an internship. I moved to the Dee…