Amazon(.com) Crisis

The Amazon (rainforest) is in crisis, and it’s something that affects us all and should concern us all. This post, however, is not about that. It’s about something much smaller: My complicated love with the online giant. On occasion I’ll be writing about what it’s like to learn, teach, parent, and live in our hyper-connected …

Cocoa for the Brain (AKA Books)

Maria Popova’s blog (Brain Pickings, @brainpicker) is one of the few blogs I follow religiously. Her posts are a perfect blend of poetry and insight, creating new linkages between known topics or uncovering obscure writings and making them relevant to a broad audience through her words. Therefore I took it as a sign when she tweeted the following: Without this …

What is a Practical Passionista?

Hello! I’m a Practical Passionista. I’ve decided to start a blog to share the latest and greatest on how folks (including me) are making their passions work. But first things first: Let’s break down the term: 1) “Practical” (adjective) is defined by Merriam-Webster as: relating to what is real rather than to what is possible or imagined likely …

About Me

Hi! I’m Tish (AKA the Practical Passionista). I spent my twenties as an educator, researcher, and academic, teaching and obtaining a doctorate in Education (focusing on Human Development and Psychology) at an Ivy League/R1 university in the United States. I spent a chunk of my thirties transitioning to being a public policy wonk, spouse, and parent. …