October 15, 2012


If you're like me and you subscribe to more blogs than you possibly keep up with, you may not have noticed that I've been on hiatus.  Not intentionally, mind you.  I didn't plan to go a month or more between updates.  It just happened to work out that way.

Nothing earth-shattering or life-altering has occurred.  I've just been busy out there in the land of Real Life. 

  • School has started.  Not just for my kids, but for me, too.  This means most of my evenings are spent reading textbooks or articles, or working on assignments.  I have two classes this semester that require I pay close attention to due dates.  
    • American English
      • 10 response papers (3-5 pages on average).
      • Create and administer a survey.
      • Translate a recorded bit of speech into IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). 
      • Major Project:  one-hour interview, analysis, and some translation (I think).  Details are supposed to be shared next week. 
    • Teaching College Comp
      • 10 annotated bibliographies. 
      • Create a writing assignment for a first year composition course.
      • Blackboard Discussions every other week.
      • Create a syllabus for a first year composition course.
      • Create a teaching philosophy statement. 
      • Grammar Spot (10 minutes of instruction on a grammar element of my choice). 
  • It's football season and both of my boys are playing.  The youngest has had a game every Saturday for the last three or four weeks; we have two more to go, I believe.  My oldest is playing for the JV team on Thursday nights; only one more game remains in his season. 
Youngest is #47

Oldest is #66
  • That pesky thing called work also eats up a great deal of time.  I'm definitely thinking a vacation may be in order soon, probably right around final project deadlines. 
  • I may have also hosted an online catalog party for Thirty-One so I could buy this: