"It's not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life which ultimately nourish our souls. It's the knowing that we can be trusted, that we never have to fear the truth, that the bedrock of our very being is good stuff." (Fred Rogers)

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philosophymom: Sherlock Holmes, of course (holmes)
Friday, August 5th, 2016 01:10 pm
So, I was cross-posting my LiveJournal stuff here, then wondered why I was littering cyberspace with duplicates of my inane ramblings, and stopped. I assume no one is really missing being able to read them here, since my LiveJournal posts are never friends-locked. Am I wrong?
philosophymom: Hugh Laurie as Bertie Wooster, looking a bit gobsmacked (bertie)
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 09:41 am
(Crossposted from LiveJournal)

I definitely owe an update to anyone who sent positive energy in my direction after I posted about my latest crisis. Last Thursday, I talked to the guy who's one step up from the Schedule Maker at College #1, and he expressed much sympathy -- not just the feelings kind, but the moral kind -- for me, as well as some embarrassment on behalf of the college for implementing changes so cavalierly. There didn't seem to be much he could do to help save my employment status, but he said he'd try something ...

and it worked, whatever it was. I am good for Fall: it's a slightly reduced course load, but at least it's scheduled for days on which I am actually available to teach it. So I shall not be immediately cast into the streets. ;-)

Thanks to any and all for their prayers and/or good wishes.
philosophymom: Number Three Son and I at Meteor Crater in 2004 (Default)
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 05:54 am
(Crossposted from LiveJournal)

So, I may be losing a job. This would be one of the three that I paste together to make my living, and ironically it's the one I thought was the least insecure (College #1 -- been there 22 years). Not sure what to do about that. Okay, obviously, I have to get another job. But how?