If it’s Tuesday, it’s time for your confessions. Share a little of yourself and we promise to do the same.
(My mom says, “You haven’t updated your blog in five days …” Yes, mom. I know. I know.)
Today it's back to school for me. Lots of campus activities happening today with classes starting tomorrow.
Tom Perrotta came to Salem State's convocation ceremony. Author of The Leftovers, Election, and Little Children, among other titles, he spoke about the book our first-years have been reading all summer. Was great to have him take questions from the crowd. And even when one of our students said she was not a fan of The Leftovers, Perrotta handled it well.
I'm always amazed how the reader takes the authors work and find subtle interpretations that the writer never anticipates.
After, we broke into discussion groups. I was happy to lead one--was a nice way to connect to our newest students and to kick off the semester.
With the start of classes comes a more reliable routine. When I have more time on my hands, I seem to find more ways to waste it. But with more structure I get things done. This also means more blog posts with me venting. *smile*
Spent lots of time this summer working on Mass Poetry and AWP items. Also managed to get in a grant application and write to letters of recommendation last week. And, we adopted a second guinea pig.
1. Write two poems
2. Revise two poems
3. Figure out what to do about third book
4. Plan out fall reading schedule
5. Read Eduardo Coral's Slow Lightning--just arrived last week.
I've become something of a political wonk as of late watching the election coverage. Oh well. So be it. Bring on the DNC!