Retiring from Academia

My Dear Friends -Readers, Commentators and Silent Followers Alike:

I now stand before another thrilling door of opportunities as I am retiring from academia, having had the amazing fortune to teach my beloved college students for over forty years. The date of my formal retirement from my faculty position at The Pennsylvania State University is June 30th, 2018. My 15+ years of association with this nationally and internationally noted university has been a most memorable and rewarding experience throughout my career’s journey. I shall miss the students whom I have encountered and come to love in my teaching-learning dynamics semester after semester over my teaching tenure. While this fact will remain in my heart and mind for the remaining of my days (assuming that Alzheimer’s will not knock on the door to keep me as a companion), I am in my highest eagerness looking forward to my new path where I will assume on a full-time basis the role of a writer, translator, languages- and literature-consultant, an editor and a lecturer on a global platform.

I will soon be back with my regular blog posts; that is, with (hopefully more of) my own work as far as creative writing, for which my hunger and thirst have already grown beyond my 24-hours-boundary for quite a while. In the meantime, my best wishes are on their way to each of you and yours.

hülya
Director of Editing Services, Inner Child Press International
Literary Translator, English-German-Turkish
Ghostwriter
(814) 769-0801

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Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” ~ Jack Canfield

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Those who cannot change their minds
cannot change anything.

George Bernard Shaw

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“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.”
~
Anais Nin

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“As soon as you see something, you already start to intellectualize it. As soon as you intellectualize something, it is no longer what you saw.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki

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“It is precisely because impermanent, Joseph-G-2013
conditioned phenomena are unsatisfying
that we are motivated to awaken.

Seeing these characteristics clearly
becomes the cause of and
condition for liberation.”

Joseph Goldstein

Related Reading: “The End of Suffering”

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I felt in need of a great pilgrimage,
so I sat still for three days.

~ Kabir

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I am wholeheartedly hoping to achieve some silence from my self this summer (2018), while I will try my best to ‘sit still’. Not “for three days” . . . that is certain when I am concerned. At least a few hours. Maybe . . .

How about you? Have you ever felt the need to not speak at all for a while? Or, just “sat still”? Please, tell me that doing so is possible! Even for someone like myself (chronic teacher’s disease . . .)

 

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