Thursday, August 28, 2008

Back at the mines

Well, summer is definitely over. Teaching several classes at MCTC and a few at various other places. It's challenging but in a good way.

I'm finally finishing Toni Morrison's Beloved. I don't know. I know this is heresy, but I'm not sure I like it very much. Yeah, she deals with the sexual abuse aspects of slavery. But we all knew that. I suppose the kinds of stories about slaves I like involve the slaves shooting their way to the North. Give me Uncle Tom's Cabin and George Harris's Beloved.

I went to an orientation yesterday at the U and it was a complete waste of time and effort. They could have just handed me everything in five minutes. But no, they had to drone on and on. I appreciate the effort, but it didn't do much good.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Internet out

The wireless internet at my apartment is down. Couldn't get online yesterday. that absolutely sucked. Ick.
Now, class has started again. I'm back at MCTC and a bevvy of other places. 

So, now, off to work.

Doug

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Updating

I've been updating all of my blog posts here, and I'm going to update my Myspace tomorrow, and click in on my addsense the day after. Slowly, but surely.

I've been reading The Diary of A Young Girl for my captivity narratives class. This is one of those books that I probably should have read when I was thirteen. But I never did. One of the things that strikes me about the narrative is the way in which everybody in the Annex is at each others' throats almost from the beginning. I'm also stunned that Anne is on the equivalent of Paxil for depression. I guess that make sense. It just took me off guard.

Anyway, off to work.

Doug

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Meetings

Well, I'm at my workstation at MCTC noticing that they've taken my name off the door and I can't find it anywhere else in the department. That's a bad sign. I'm about to head off to the University of St. Thomas English department for a useless meeting. But life is absolutely full of useless meetings. On another note, I spent last night watching Black Hawk Down, one of my favorite movies.

Off to a useless meeting.

Today: do all labels.

Doug

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Home

I'm home from visiting my mother again. Ran into my old trombone section leader, Dave Stevens of the Dave Stevens Big Band. More later.

Doug

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tags and other online stuff

Sometime this week, I am going to go back and edit all my posts on both my blogs to update them with tags.

I don't really think its necessary but someone told me that search engines like them and it will boost my online profile ranking.

Do I need to be so popular?

I am also working on my website. I welcome input. What should be on an authorsite?

Doug