My heart goes out to you, as you try to cope with the implications of the storm on your lives. I am not back to work until Sept. 15th (and very slow until near the end of September), so have some extra time. I would like to offer a few free coaching sessions to doctoral students and scholars in need right now. An empathic ear? A sounding board? Some motivation when it seems impossible? Yes, you might have more immediate thing with which to contend, but if you do need some coaching to help you keep hope, let me know. I am here, if I can help.
Struggling with your dissertation? Stuck? Want to work with Rich?
online workshop, January 5th – February 14th,
2018, through the Taos Institute. Open to all PhD students and candidates.
This online workshop is
designed for doctoral students to help develop the skills needed to
successfully complete a high-quality dissertation. It begins with an
exploration of the nature of dissertations, including an analysis of the
traditional dissertation architecture and the nature of each section. It
examines the nature of quality in scholarly writing, helping developing
scholars engage in an examination and critique of each other’s writing.
Participants will practice methods of writing productivity, using each
technique to push their agenda writing forward. Finally, the workshop helps
doctoral students understand the psychosocial barriers that inhibit scholars,
perhaps the most important and unique aspect of this workshop.
This online workshop will be a combination of
readings, videos, writing, learning partner dialogues, and online
conversations. There will also be a live conference call each week.
Participants should be available for the live conference calls, and have up to
6 hours a week available for the assignments and weekly dialogue partner
Well, less than a month ago I gave myself the challenge of writing 30 "writing tip haiku" by the end of the month. In spite of not being sure if I really wrote a great deal that would help others, I pressed onward. However, I don't get to know my impact, really. I have explored before that our jobs are to follow our passions and commitments, push forward, and do our work. When we worry about our impact while we are engaged in projects it rarely helps us. Our brains are good for engaging in our work, but not much help when evaluating ourselves and what we offer.
It was nice to get back to a consistent stretch of blogging. After five plus years, it can be challenging to figure out what to write about. This feels like a nice reboot.