10 things We Wish Someone Had Told Us When We Started Graduate School

There are those lessons you learn from facing the fire and walking through it. Those things that you read and know will change the way you think about your life. This list is definitely an outpouring of the former, whether it will serve as the latter for you remains to be seen. So What Did We Wish Someone Had Told Us When We Started Graduate School?*This is partly the advice we would give ourselves if we could go back to day one, an encouragement to those of us still engaged in doctoral and masters coursework, theses, and dissertations, and a chance to express the best of what we know to those thinking about embarking on a PhD or MA program....more
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Listening Critically: What happens when you cross an aesthete, Hillsong, and discussion of German rock?

Over the last few months I have been sharing Goannatree with the guest posts of the talented Dr. Rose Bexar....more

Reflecting on the Joy of Pain

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.” ~Washington Irving...more

Footloose and Fancy Free: Answering a challenge

So here goes. After i posted yesterday's post I was talking to a friend of mine who is somewhere in the Middle East. She challenged me to express more of my thoughts about how what I wrote applies to us as single women. I didn't mean for my post yesterday to only apply to being married. I was thinking through the idea of submission of a wife to a husband - frankly, in the world as it exists getting too far into me submitting to the male population at large because they are men and i am a woman may end up with me sounding a little more feminist than even i am comfortable with....more

A Gentle AND Quiet Spirit?

What does it mean to have a “quiet and gentle spirit?” This is a phrase from 1 Peter 3. As someone who is an extrovert and who can be very outgoing to the point of being a little overwhelming (even scary – so I’ve been told) it is an idea, a way of being, I’ve been thinking about for a few years. ...more

A few of my favourite things...

Long before Oprah there existed a list of favourite things. Those things which make your life a little brighter. This is MY list...(actually it is an excerpt of a recent post on my blog Goannatree) ...more