I sat for a time this Thanksgiving weekend looking at the year that has passed and the little left that remains. I often find myself doing this around Turkey day because of the concentration of gratitude; gratitude for what my life has become and what it continues to hold open for me.
One of those pieces happened recently. My wife and I make a point around mid-fall to host the students from my First-Year Seminar course at our house. The dessert fare always consists of some amazing made-from-scratch brownies and Mexican hot chocolate. I recognize that this can be a pretty cool thing for new college students – to show up at their professor’s house, meet his wife and dog, and see where he spends his off-campus time. I know I never had the opportunity until grad school, and then only once.
Our class spends a lot of vulnerable time together, as you might suspect in a course called: The Art of Continue reading “The Power of Vulnerability”