In Word and Deed


S. got the job–opened an email around 7:30 this morning offering her the position!  Fortunately the news arrived in time to keep me out the morgue.  The wait was killing me.  Well, okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but not knowing was, at the very least, excruciating.  So I’m relieved.  I’m excited.  Actually, I’m thrilled beyond belief!

Now I feel fairly certain I will not be teaching in the fall.  This feels good.  It’s not that I don’t like my job.  I love it, in fact.  However, I look forward to the break.  I’m excited about exploring my options overseas.  Perhaps, I’ll end up teaching in Bangkok.  Maybe, I can develop this blog into a book–work up a proposal that I can sell to an editor.  It seems that people might want to read about S’s doing disaster response, about our efforts to maintain a partnership amidst her need to travel internationally for 80% of the year, our accomplishing that by my chronicling the adventure, anchoring it textually, as we together take on this challenge in word and deed.  S. is in-deed the doer in our relationship.  I work with words–use language to image our expereince.

Does this sound overly ambitious?  Is it silly to want to write about this?  I’ve never before blogged.  I don’t know how to go about getting people to read what I write.  If anyone can offer advice, please post comments below.

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