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Time Travel?

Carol A. Hand One moment, I’m reliving memories of the past, driving through a snowstorm on an October night. After eating, I go to the small gas station next door to ask directions to the address Ward Wright gave me … Continue reading

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Just a Silly Poem

Carol A. Hand I’ve always been stylish Wouldn’t you say? Gotta love this old jacket Still can’t throw it away Twenty-five plus years later stained and beginning to fray it continues serving its purpose keeping cold winds at bay May … Continue reading

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Reflections – Monday, August 15, 2016

Carol A. Hand Cricket song signals autumn is near as do the flocks of starlings feeding here Gardens to harvest, lessons to prepare Moments to write are becoming rare Manuscript editing postponed a third of the way through as I … Continue reading

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Carol A. Hand In my last university faculty position, I taught an undergraduate practice class – interviewing lab. As one of the few faculty who was not an expert in clinical practice, I found it a rather odd assignment. And … Continue reading

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Choosing Hope Isn’t Always Easy

Carol A. Hand There are days when revisiting old stories gathered during my research on Ojibwe child welfare makes me feel like I’m descending into a dystopian world. Sometimes the feeling is intensified when I look out of my front … Continue reading

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Social Sciences Research: To Count or To Listen?

Carol A. Hand Once upon a time, I would sit all day running statistical analyses. These were among my least favorite jobs. Crosstabs, T-Tests, ANOVAs, and occasionally, Chi-Square Tests. One didn’t really need to understand why these statistical procedures were … Continue reading

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Reflections about Research and Gossip

Carol A. Hand Standing in the shower, eyes closed Rinsing off soap and shampoo Thinking about gossip gathered in research And wondering what to do What roles do tales told about others Play in preserving the social order My thoughts … Continue reading

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Possibilities for Building Connections

Carol A. Hand Many of the stories I was privileged to hear during my research years ago left me feeling sad. Not all of them were stories about children who were taken away from their families and community and placed … Continue reading

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Still Writing despite Questions and Doubts

Carol A. Hand The national writing event ended November 30, 2015, but I’ve continued to write almost every day. It’s a relief not to feel pressured to make an overall word count. Instead, I can try to make those words … Continue reading

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Reflections about Research

Carol A. Hand Today, the world is in turmoil – violence, death, war, hunger, refugees, and floods. Instead of focusing on things I cannot change, I ponder the responsibilities I may be able to fulfill. I wonder if any of … Continue reading

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