here. we. are.

one photo. one week. most fridays. that's it.

Reprieve came last week in the form of a spring break. Unlike the swarms of students flocking to tropical destinations or heading home, our home became empty. Living near a college campus has its ups and downs…but the best is when there is a holiday. Streets are empty. It’s respite.

We took to exploring the empty spaces and finding what has been forgotten.

I took this week’s photo on a walk on March 13 in Denton, TX. It’s amazing what beauty you can find when you look just past the decay.

This weekend has new thinking even more existentially than normal. Here’s what I’m reading:

Until the next time.


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here. we. are. is a weekly newsletter by me, Dr. Andrew Colombo-Dougovito, aka That Hippie Prof.

I thought to paywall these posts after January 2022 for Patreon supporters but I think I might continue to share for a while…at least until some of y’all sign-up. wink wink.

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I blinked and the last four weeks vanished—I guess it is how grief works. Time helps but it’s weird.

In Texas, some pretty Orwellian stuff has been going on…thankfully, the youth continue to save us.

I took this week’s photo on a walk on March 5 in Denton, TX. It’s currently for sale at my store. All profits will go to the Transgender Education Network of Texas.

Heading into this weekend, I’m prioritizing rest…looking forward to losing more time thing about:

Until the next time.


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here. we. are. is a weekly newsletter by me, Dr. Andrew Colombo-Dougovito, aka That Hippie Prof.

I thought to paywall these posts after January 2022 for Patreon supporter but I think I might continue to share for a while…at least until some of y’all sign-up. wink wink.

Head over to Patreon today to support my ongoing work…and get some pretty cool perks!

This week was really hard. Dogs help.

This quote from the late Robin Williams really helped too:

“You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to.”

As I head into this weekend, here’s what my mind is thinking about:

  • I looking forward to reading about others, like Tchaikovsky and Lincoln, who share openly their grief and depression.
  • This HIV Vaccine would be world-altering.
  • I am planning to reread this piece on the McNamara Fallacy, cause once wasn’t enough. This quote stood out the first time through:

Just because we can measure something doesn't mean we understand it, and just because we have measurements doesn't mean we've measured every influential variable.

  • I still think about this. A lot.

Stay safe.


here. we. are. is a weekly newsletter for supporters of me, Dr. Andrew Colombo-Dougovito, aka That Hippie Prof.

I thought to paywall these posts after January but I think I might continue to share for a while…at least until some of y’all sign-up. wink wink.

Head over to Patreon today to support my ongoing work…and get some pretty cool perks!

This week was my favorite person’s special day, which is consequently my favorite day of year!

This week also brought frigid temps, snow, and ice to the north TX area, satiating my midwestern need for snow. It can go away now, I’m good.

While it was blustery outside, here’s what I was reading:

Inherent to the creation of the United States was the legal and ideological delineation of those who embodied ableness and thus full citizenship, as apart from those whose bodies and minds were considered deficient and defective (p. 80).

Until next week.


here. we. are. is a weekly newsletter for patreon supporters of me, Dr. Andrew Colombo-Dougovito, aka That Hippie Prof.

I thought about paywalling these after January but I think I might continue to share for a while…at least until some of y’all sign-up for patreon. wink wink.

Head over to Patreon today to support my ongoing work…and get some pretty cool perks!

This week was rough. It seems that the wide expanse of nature is all that can calm my mind.

What I’m reading.


here. we. are. is a weekly newsletter for supporters of Dr. Andrew Colombo-Dougovito, aka That Hippie Prof.

During the month of January, these posts are being made available for everyone! Starting in February, posts will only be available for monthly patrons.

Head over to Patreon today to support Dr. Andy’s ongoing work…and get some pretty cool perks!

Trying to find time to enjoy the little things. As 2022 begins, I find myself fascinated by the ability of those things around me to “start fresh”. We could all learn a thing or two.


here. we. are. is a weekly newsletter for supporters of Dr. Andrew Colombo-Dougovito, aka That Hippie Prof.

During the month of January, these posts are being made available for everyone! Starting in February, posts will only be available for monthly patrons.

Head over to Patreon today to support Dr. Andy’s ongoing work…and get some pretty cool perks!

taken august 7, 2021, in Arches National Park.

“I could tell you my adventures—beginning from this morning,” said Alice a little timidly; “but it’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”

#HappyNewYear2022, everyone. godspeed. we’re going to need it.

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