The English Major

A week ago I sat in a Starbucks in Lansdale – typing away, earbuds in, getting some work done. It was evening and dark outside. The last rush of coffee drinkers and daily meetings were coming to an end before the nighttime lull of cleanup and dimmed lights. I had a corner table and couldn’t…

En una temporada de nuevos comienzos

“In God’s time, when He gives you a dream, you better believe that it will come to pass.” – Pastor Charles Olmeda. [English translation] Happy New Year! ~ Happy 2018. This is a time of new beginnings, or “una temporada de nuevos comienzos.” The things we left behind in 2017 remain in 2017 – or we can…

“3 Shifts Method” to study and work from home

[This could also be applied to authoring, writing articles/doing full-time research, or preparing a submission to an academic journal]. 1. Early morning -> early afternoon Most focused; complete assignments in class or at a “worksite” No distractions, (not even phone calls unless emergency or on 5-minute break to talk to family, e.g.). Go in “airplane mode” or just turn…