Battling Expectations

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 On the way back from a daylong conference, I had a conversation with my coworker, Marie.* Marie is a few years older than I, in her mid-fifties, and has been in graduate school while working full time. This entails not only studying but also heading out of town each weekend to ...continue reading

3 Reasons to Read Nonfiction

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 I just finished reading a great book last night. And no, it wasn’t fiction, which is what I mainly read. It was nonfiction and is called Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton. It’s about a Special Forces team who, within a month of 9/11, arrived in Afghanistan and assisted the Northern Alliance ...continue reading

How to Effect Change

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 It happened again. I needed to get into my phone company's main e-mail account to make a change.  Now my phone company is an interesting place for e-mail accounts. It’s possible to have multiple ones with multiple passwords and multiple domain names, including my official e-mail account that I never, ever ...continue reading

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Fighting the Fear Dragon

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 2001.  September 11.  Eleven days before I wed.  And the day that our world changed forever.  Two buildings collapsed that day.  Thousands died.  The Pentagon burned.  And security measures at airports changed.  To go to the Caribbean as Steve and I had planned to do for our honeymoon after our wedding ...continue reading