Monthly Archives: December 2012

Nudges from Greece


My recent days have been filled with intense and scattered bouts of reading (from Jeffrey Sachs to Mary Oliver to US Weekly), the writing and re-writing of lists, the stacking and un-stacking of stuff.  How did so much stuff accumulate in my bedroom (and spill into the rest of my poor parents’ house)?  Do I really need to keep my notes from Econometrics, fall of 2006?  How many cardigans are too many cardigans?  And for the love of Zeus, when did I buy the first season of Designing Women on DVD?

In addition to generating concern about my latent consumerist tendencies, this process has unearthed a number of warm memories.  In my last post, I mentioned a formative traveling experience from my teenage years, and posted a photo I found in my bedroom rubble of my grandfather and myself in Ireland.  Another travel experience has floated to the surface…

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