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A Whirlwind of Activity

Oh my goodness the past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity! So many things have happened! I flew to North Carolina to be a bridesmaid in a good friend's wedding, which was very exciting. I have been to...

Starting Strong and Staying Strong

A little over a month into my first semester of grad school and, oh boy, what a whirlwind! From really nailing down my commute in from Brighton, (never thought I'd be team bus over T) to learning how to layer...

Learning about Learning (or rather, metalearning)

I saw a mug in the bathroom at Mt. Holyoke on Saturday that said: "Anything you can do we can do meta" and I've been chuckling to myself ever since. You see, the prefix "meta-" is something I hadn't really...

Adding to the Team

Hello everyone! We'd like to introduce our second new student blogger --Maria Reilvoa! Here is her bio. Stay tuned for her first post...coming soon! Welcome Maria! Hello! My name Maria, I was born and raised in a small beach town...

The Real Numbers for Moving to Boston

104 days to panic between graduation and move in 5 inquiries sent to potential roommates//landlords 4 rejections (some last minute) 1 perfect fit 10 pages of the world's longest packing list -- organized by room, and including a physical description...

On Teaching

It is always with a slight swell of pride that I tell people my dad is a college English professor. I'm not completely sure why; perhaps it's because I see it as a noble profession. There's also the fact that...

A Fall Outing

I went on a wonderful fall outing this past week! Ever since I moved to Massachusetts I've been working on trying to explore the area more. I research things to do and places to visit online, I ask classmates and...

Welcome to a New Blogger!

Hello everyone! We'd like to introduce one of our two new student bloggers -- Katie Carlson! Please read a little about her below. You will see her first post very soon! Welcome Katie! My name is Katie Carlson, and I...

So Much Critical Thinking

I was quite at a loss over what I should write for this week's blog post, so I decided to write about something that seems to be emerging as a common thread throughout my classes and even my personal life...

Surprising Myself and Time Management

The third week of my fall class (LIS 488: Technology for Information Professionals) just started, and things are going much better than I thought they would. I've mentioned several times before how nervous I was for this class because of...

Engaging Classes and Best Laid Plans

I'm delighted to report that my new system for homework worked incredibly well last week. I methodically chugged through all my readings, got started on some future assignments, took notes on everything I read, and tracked how much time I...

A New Semester Begins!

My fall class (LIS 488: Technology for Information Professionals) started last week. As I've mentioned before, while this is an online class, it's a bit of a new adventure for me because there are a few "live sessions" incorporated in...

Fall Beckons!

My penultimate semester at Simmons has begun and the summer is officially over. I'm at this stage of my school journey in which things are beginning to feel very repetitive. Here I am: getting up before 6 am every Saturday,...

Fall is Here!

Fall has arrived! Well, technically fall doesn't start until September 22, but it certainly feels like fall. The weather is getting slightly colder, the leaves are beginning to change, and the fall semester has just begun (my class literally just...

The End of Summer

So, I thought that my fall class started next week- I was wrong. Guess who gets two more weeks of summer?! That's right, I do! The students in my class got an email from our professor a few days ago...

The Last Week of Summer

And just like that, our last golden week of summer is over. My, how golden it was. The kids and I spent our last full week before school starts enjoying some gorgeous weather and having all kinds of fun and...

A Season's Change

I was listening to a podcast by one of my very favorite authors and speakers, Rob Bell, earlier this week. This gem of an episode was entitled "Everyone Is Your Teacher," and it turned out to be one of those...

From Summer to Fall

It. Is. Over. My summer class is done. The class (LIS 415: Information Organization) was interesting, invigorating, and utterly exhausting. I know I've said this before, but one of the reasons I really enjoyed the class was because even though...

Summer Class Wrap

Welp, my summer class (Records Management) is a wrap. What a whirlwind! What a race! What an adventure! In typical life fashion, just about everything went wrong with my carefully laid plans the last week of class. Kids got sick...

House Hunting

This summer I decided to stay in Boston and look for a house to move into for the next couple of years. I can only compare this experience to my time I looked for homes and apartments in Austin, so...