WHERE’S ZAB?? or, notes on boundaries

Working a lot (at institutions that employ me— that kind of work). Work-life balance is tough, and sometimes I spend more time “at work” than is optimal for me. That’s the way it goes— every day on the planet isn’t the Zabby show. There are seasons— and trade-offs. I’m new-ish in two different jobs, which... Continue Reading →

Diagnosis vs. Understanding

I’ve been a long-time fan of the Diagnosis column in the New York Times Magazine, written by Dr. Lisa Sanders. (Yep, I get the Sunday Times delivered. I also take my rescue dog to the dog park, shop at the famers’ market, drink kombucha, and wear athleisure. Bite me). Dr. Sanders writes about medical puzzles— cases... Continue Reading →

take care of your basic needs.

I know a lot of folks who are feeling stressed right now. World events, personal issues, work (always work). What's going on here? Stress. stress stres/ noun 1. pressure or tension exerted on a material object. "the distribution of stress is uniform across the bar" synonyms: pressure, tension, strain "the stress is uniform across the bar" 2.... Continue Reading →

Healthy Eating Fallacies

There are several kinds of imperfect food choices— three I’ve counted here. Some of ‘em are great (#worthit!) and some of ‘em are unfortunate. #1). There’s the “I don’t care, this shit is delicious!” This one is a-ok with me. . . some food is meant to be enjoyed without a second thought. #2). There’s... Continue Reading →

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