Author Archives: artcarden

5 Tips to Reach Your Goal

If you’re like me you have specific research, teaching, and service goals in this new year and new semester. If you’re like me, you’re also wondering what you need to change in order to make those goals happen. Here are a few things that have helped me: 1. Turn off all your notifications on your […]

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Some Relatively Recent Reading

George Eliot, Middlemarch. I just re-started this (again) after 200 pages because I’m having a heck of a time with my mind wandering while I’m reading. A BBC poll rated Middlemarch the greatest British novel. Jonathan Anomaly, et al., eds. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: An Anthology. This was the reader for my Jan Term special […]

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Silence The Monkeys

You’ve been going to the gym for a couple of days, and you feel great. It’s awesome. You’re on a high of sorts, and you feel like you could bench-press mountains. As any of us who have worked to get in shape and then fallen off the wagon can tell you, this doesn’t always last. […]

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Investing Advice For My Teenage Self

Greetings, teenage self. You’ve done a good job working hard and earning money, and I’m glad you want to put the money to work for you. Here are four key principles of investing: 1. Invest. This seems obvious, but as a friend of mine says, the best predictor of your retirement portfolio’s performance is that […]

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Feeding Friends in Need

So, something has just happened to a friend or family member where your assistance might be extremely useful.  This could be a time for joy or a time for weeping.  It could be a birth, a death, a wedding, a divorce, or any of a variety of big, life-changing events.  It’s an opportunity to show […]

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