Academically, I trudge on. I seem to fall in all the old traps that I see my students falling into: fast writing and slow to no revising. Also, I am so overbooked that months in advance my calendar is full. I booked to present at three conferences and am, to say the least, strapped for time to get the actual writing done for those projects. I am still studying for my comps, which, at the rate that I am going, will be a disaster.
I want to do the weeklong WPA conference training this summer but am going to have to kick my ass in gear to get a paper so I can get funding. Geeze. And, I am seriously thinking about starting a new literacy project here on the hill. Yeah, I know. But there are poor kids here too and poor kids who could use a good book to read and talk about and a place to hang out and do that reading and talking. I’m going to talk to one of the churches and see if I can use their space and let them help me sponsor it. That way it’s mine and I can do with what I want. Right? The Fort would be an ideal spot for a literacy project and I am sure I could get help from the community and I may go that route too. The smartest man in the world once told me to work in my community; help my people, and the work will be easy. Yes, that is what I need to do.
Okay with the chatter. Hope you all had a great holiday. Now down to business.