Boots on the Ground

Some of y'all--well my twin and my mom mostly--have known the dark side of my last two professional years. When the profession gets out of the way of the work you get your magic.  But with the recent consumer-driven model of higher education that magic can fail as it gets flat and stale. Right now [...]

rethink: The American Dream

Dude I had considered a friend asked another from our circle why I couldn't find a permanent teaching position.  I just ignored her stoking of the gossip flame. He had no degrees, but was a fairly--that is regionally--accomplished artist.  He was enjoying one of those "visiting professor" positions--it was his first.  Perhaps his condescension was [...]