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Shift, Part 2

I’ve been living with an income decrease for almost 6 months now. I prepared for the “eventful” decrease with the help of one of my sons who has some financial savvy. I’m on a scary end of this financial learning … Continue reading

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on the bad days…

I was thinking of my life 10 years ago. Just 10 years ago. Another lifetime. I was just past 50 years old. Felt very young. Felt like I was on my way. Life was full. Lots going on. My kids … Continue reading

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out of place

The other day on Facebook, I wrote about how I feel like I’m becoming invisible. That day the feeling was so intense, I felt as if I might just fade into the desert landscape and blow away. I wondered what … Continue reading

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poor, poor pitiful, privileged adjuncts

I got into a bit of a lather over this on Facebook. So why stop there? I read an article by an adjunct about adjuncting from The New Yorker. It irked me. Here’s a tiny bit of it: “The irony … Continue reading

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the disposable teacher or more griping

I’m older, a woman with kids still at home (who, incidentally, help out in all kinds of ways). I have a terminal degree, as they say. I love how that sounds; it’s terminal alright. Still, there is life after the … Continue reading

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current plan #1190

I’ve spent my days off between 2014 Spring semester and the upcoming (Monday) accelerated summer session letting my mind go untaxed. Untaxed to the best of my ability. That’s saying something since I’ve been in a state of free-floating and … Continue reading

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ideal world

In an ideal world I’d teach part time and also run this farm learning center, develop a native plant nursery, and expand the whole deal. In a more than ideal world, one of the colleges I’ve been working for would … Continue reading

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on gray being the new black

That’s the cliché surrounding women of a certain age lately, isn’t it? Just like 50 is the new 30. I actually heard someone say that.  It’s not. I haven’t always embraced a graying head of hair.  Once I did.  Several … Continue reading

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take note: reblog

Sunday Link-A-Doodle-What-The-F*CK: Adjunct Taint Edition. This explains so much. I’ve heard it. I’ve talked about it in speculative tones. Here it is. This is my life.

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alt ed and new starts

When I teach outside of the college, they call it “alt ed.” I haven’t decided what I think of that term. Or even if I care. I probably don’t. I’m finding that there are so many different terms for what … Continue reading

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