The vacation that wasn’t

My previous post was overly optimistic and positive. In reality, a week of vacation turned into a week of mostly work with a bit of vacation. Grump, grump, grump. In many ways this was because a controversy broke while I was away regarding copyright guidance I gave for the campus as a whole. (At theContinue reading “The vacation that wasn’t”

Another door closed

The wait for an answer is over, and unfortunately, I was not offered the job elsewhere. Another door closed. All along, I consistently prayed for God to make things clear, and he did, just not in the way I was prepared for. I am thankful for his loving kindness and tender mercy, yet feel extremelyContinue reading “Another door closed”

Still waiting

Although I haven’t written a blog post in a long while, it seems like a lot has happened since the last one, and it also seems like nothing has happened. I am still waiting on word about a new job possibility, for example. At the same time, events in my three non-family life areas—teaching graduateContinue reading “Still waiting”

The bizarre thing

Well, I have neglected writing here for a long while. The bizarre thing is that somehow, my blog has thrived on such neglect, garnering more likes and followers than when I was consistently adding new posts! As we used to say a lot when I was young: don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.Continue reading “The bizarre thing”

Uncertainty

Uncertainty is a staple of life, but it seems especially prominent nowadays. My ability to handle it is wearing thin, I must admit. The constant waiting for an answer, the frequent sense of what ifs and unknowns, build up to an almost intolerable crescendo at times. One example is the question of when we willContinue reading “Uncertainty”

All things new

Many new things are happening, including purchase of a new-to-us small SUV, a Ford Escape. It is a great car and I am really pleased with it in spite of the worry of having another car payment. Funny enough, as soon as this happened, the twenty year old and the two teenagers suddenly became muchContinue reading “All things new”

It’s a little embarrassing

It’s a little embarrassing to have written so infrequently for a long while. As happens to everyone, the muse or prompt to write a blog post just ebbs and flows sometimes. It’s not that there has been nothing of interest happening to write about. Too much has been happening, perhaps, to feel like writing hereContinue reading “It’s a little embarrassing”