Pandemic & Post-Pandemic Slow Travel.

Poppy. By Rose Ernst

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“Every day, some act of kindness comes my way, even if it’s just someone opening the door. It happens every day if you keep an eye out for it. Keeping an eye out, that’s the key.”— Aaron Neville

No matter what your household situation is during COVID, you might struggle with creating a sense of transition between routine activities like your writing time, homeschooling activities, answering email, meetings, playing with your cat, or watching another screen for yet another digital activity!

For my professor friends.

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3 steps toward a reality check.

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“Just because you’re better at doing something doesn’t mean you doing it is the most productive use of your time.”―Tiffany Dufu, Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less

The ongoing atrocities of the past week, this time in Kenosha, have had me thinking about faculty health, and mental health in particular. Yes, student health is a precious and urgent need, but who will care for the faculty?

Our research is relevant. Please share it with the world.

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Here are the benefits:

1. Rapid production and feedback (write it and hit publish!).

White women’s violence is a time-honored American tradition. But it doesn’t have to be.

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We long for everyday magic. Stop pathologizing your creativity.

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Cat diagrams to the rescue

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Hyphens are probably the most commonly used of the three levitating lines:

When you cannot focus because of the pandemic or life in general

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Diagrams to the rescue

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Here are two examples of few:

Rose Ernst

Academic editor and writing consultant. Former tenured professor and chair of political science. Happy fiction author. Find her at

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