It was Tuesday, 5 days after my surgery, and I was back at work. My wife helped me cut an old t-shirt up the side so that we could tuck it under my sling. The top two buttons of my overshirt were the only two that could be buttoned, as the rest had to dangle … Continue reading The Other’s View
A man suffered an injury that took him out of the game. It took him out of a game he loved. Doctors told him that it would take surgery to get back into the game and that even surgery wouldn't mean there would be a 100% chance an injury would not recur again. He was … Continue reading There Was A Man
It is difficult being stoic sometimes. I've trained myself to not worry about the things I cannot control. To a certain extent, I succeed. This last week put these feelings to the test. When I mentioned that there would be a John Hansen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar to my wife on Saturday, and that Cody … Continue reading An Unexpected Promotion
Around 14 years ago, I defended my doctoral dissertation and acquired my Ph.D. It was a monumental milestone in my life; something I had been working toward for 10 years. Those kind of achievements are pretty spectacular, and leave you feeling very proud. Surprisingly, the feeling is only temporary. Indeed, people other than myself forgot … Continue reading What’s Next?
This week I started a new career. For ten years of my life, I was studying in college to be a professor. Then, I did that for fourteen years. Now, I'm something else entirely. I'm a liability. Although I have a general sense of what I'll be doing (there was a job description, of course), … Continue reading A New Career