Because I never figured out if WordPress blogs could be imported here, I just copied and pasted a few of my older blogs below. I included the date the were originally posted in case you care. They are mainly in chronological order except for the newest two...which appear as the oldest posts ("A New Start" and "Fresh Air, Fresh Mind").
My apologies to those who commented on my old blog - they were insightful and generous comments and I wish I could include them all here.
For those so interested, you can still view my old blog (for awhile) at io.icmb.utexas.edu/lisa.