Fortunate decumulation with introspection precurses gratitude.
Decoding is harder than encoding.
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By Kelly Watt, Assistant Dean of Graduate Admissions & Alumni Relations
I’ve been fortunate enough to work at Naropa in a variety of capacities for the past six years. This time has been incredibly transformative for me, and I still marvel at how special our community is. We encourage ourselves to do more, to become better. We support one another as we grow. We are in the moment, always our authentic, human, imperfect selves.
Yet as I reflect upon my own college experience, there are things that I miss. The rhythm of the fall semester as it leads up to homecoming week, for instance – not that I ever attended a football game, or was part of a sorority, or cheered on a squad. But the idea of a week where the whole university community comes together to celebrate our shared experience, uniting past, present, and future generations of students?…
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If you like Jason Robert Brown‘s musicals and want to listen to the two that he made in 2013, Honeymoon in Vegas and The Bridges of Madison County, try not to listen to one without listening to the other. Independently one is frenetic, high energy, toe-tapping, and peppy, while the other is slow, languid, and none of the songs actually end, but taken together they even out nicely. Both have great music. Two sides of the same coin and all that.
Sixteen years ago our nation endured an attack designed to haunt our imaginations and alter our collective behaviors. It succeeded. And they won: Continue reading “An (In?)Sensitive Perspective”