(2 deans; 1 office. Know your apostrophe rules…)
We might have been more transparent about what is going on here on campus, to assure you we haven’t left forever.
You recall that Miss Bender joined the ranks of the Unemployed in October of last year, and this provided a lot of time and content material to give to you. What it didn’t provide is payroll, so she took the first opportunity offered and returned to the cubicle.
This has also provided a lot of material, but it takes me time to think through these things before they become public topics; and time, while plentiful, is not generous. This commute calls for a little dictation software and an iPhone.
Meanwhile, Miss Minchin was fighting her own Battle of Fallujah and working on an escape clause, even if she didn't realize it at the time. Just a few weeks ago, our Dean of Students began a new role, summer began, and we have been giving the curriculum a break.
We expected you were too -- with kids at home, summer holidays, vacation spending, home projects, perhaps still job hunting....
Then comes the adjustment period -- the "feeling new." I've been wanting to write about this since March, and now Minchin is in the same boat. As you might expect, it is difficult for a couple of schoolmarms such as we are to both make the adjustment and reflect on it, much less sound wise while doing it. So bear with us. In the meantime, of course, YOUR wisdom is always welcome. When was the last time you were new at anything on the job? Was it ever the role, the company, and the industry all at the same time?
It's a wonder I get out of bed at all, but if I don't there is all kinds of traffic to sit in. And it made me understand what you mean by feeling there is no space for writing the blog-length essay on the things so much on your mind.
Our readers' survey was clear on the kinds of things you would like to read more about, and it is NEW ideas. NEW approaches to the problems we know so well, and that means much more creative thinking from our entire community. Now we are in the full stretch of summer and I have a few hours today to put out some personal calls for content.
If you are a traditionalist essay-writer and would like to drive your own content.... well, then where the heck have you been? We need you. Please also post your local networking events on our Facebook page for the benefit of others.
Thanks for staying with us. With your help, we can get the fall semester started.
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