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I live in a small town and enjoy writing about the inhabitants. I spend most of my time perusing through used book stores looking for that one great book that I don't have; consequently, I have rooms filled with books. I am a book addict.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

today

Sadly, I have neglected my blogging. I have been so distracted by finishing my course work for my PhD, writing for publications, and working as an adjunct to support my grandchildren. So, blogging has fallen way down on the list of things I need to do before I go to bed; however, this year, I am going to try and update monthly. Besides, I am in the hospital getting giant doses of IV steroids and feel like I could move a mac truck with one hand. Yep.
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.

2 Comments:

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The Fort does need help! Even my best students are very nearly illiterate.

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