Employment

What The Hell Have I

What The Hell Have I

A friend recently reminded me that I have this blog and he does like to read what I put on here. Never one to disappoint, it seemed opportune to address the serious neglect that this site regularly suffers from due…

Been Away Too Long

Been Away Too Long

After a 5 year hiatus, I’m returning to school. I’m not quite sure of my path yet, but I’m going to start with a graduate course in the English Department at the University of Connecticut (UConn) and a technology course…

Settling In

Settling In

Now that I am gainfully employed at UConn, solving one large variable in my life, I’m at work recalculating the other parts. Although having switched out one unknown for a constant comes with a caveat, as my job is currently…

Sometimes It Snows in April

Sometimes It Snows in April

It’s been a tempestuous month. There’s been some highs and lows, but the pendulum is sweeping in a positive direction. For starters, I landed a job at the University of Connecticut. I’ll be doing a variety of publicity and marketing…

3.17.2016: Restate My Assumptions

3.17.2016: Restate My Assumptions

It’s been about 2 months and I’m dozens of applications deep into my job search which has, thus far, yielded no results. Not even an interview. For the past week or two, I’ve been assessing my approach and presentation to…

2016: A New Odyssey

2016: A New Odyssey

“Looks like freedom but it feels like death / It’s something in between, I guess.” – Leonard Cohen, “Closing Time“ Since deciding the adjunct life was not working for me, I’ve been taking my time to explore job opportunities, consider…

The Great Balancing Act of Fall 2015 (And Beyond)

The Great Balancing Act of Fall 2015 (And Beyond)

This Fall has proven to be an exciting time. I started teaching at Mitchell College and Junkyard Heartstrings has become successful beyond our expectations. It’s made our schedules much crazier, which I thrive on, but I have to say that…