On Authenticity in Practice

This past week, I gave a talk to my colleagues at the College of Pharmacy at the University of New England to be considered to join the department as an adjunct faculty member. While pondering my talk, I struggled to think about how best to present myself to a room full of scientists, since I…

honeybee on echinacea flower

The garden in a time of uncertainty

This has been one of the strangest gardening seasons I have had. We have had a long, slow beginning to the growing season with glimpses of sun, but then lots of rain and cool temperatures. The plants are enjoying all the water after last year’s droughty summer–everything is quite green and lush. The weedy plants…

On Coming Home: an update

These past few years have been rough ones. So many people I know have made major life transitions, lost dear ones, confronted the realities of chronic illness, moved into the unknown. On the larger scale, we are living in a world that is stressed and wounded because of the ways that we humans have exploited…

Moving through Shadow

It seemed that I was incapable of putting things into words in 2016. I wrote only the papers that I had to submit for professional purposes. I wrote no poems. I answered emails so sporadically that I’m sure people must have thought I disappeared. I wrote in my journal but twice. This space sat empty,…

A New Season

photo by Sueyeun Juliette Lee, April 2015 It has been a long time since I’ve updated. Life is so much different this year. I promise I am coming back. I promise to put some life back into this site. After I get back from my big trip abroad next week. I want to write about…

Summer in the Garden

I realized the other day that I hadn’t posted since June. It’s summer in Maine, and the last thing that I want to do on a beautiful day is sit inside, so I thought that in lieu of a long blog post, I’d instead share some photographs that illustrate the summer so far. While it’s…

Upcoming classes!

The spring has swept me up in its sudden bursting, but now that I’ve got most of the gardens planted and the humidity is contributing to a slower pace, I can find my thoughts again. There’s just been so much to keep up with–like the Solomon’s Seal that sprouted from nubs barely poking through the…

Celebrating Spring

While it may seem like spring will never come for those of us buried this winter under 6+ feet of snow, the earth is doing what it always does this time of year–it is thawing. The maple sap has started to flow; the birds are chattering in the bright sun of the morning; the squirrels…