Winter comes to the Northwest
The power's been going out intermittently. I'm used to the power outages, though. We live in a forested area, but all the power lines are above ground, so a downed limb or a tree on a line is a common thing.
But the power always gets restored. It effects so much of what we do out in the country . . . our well pump is electrical, so in order to get water we need the power.
Sorry for this random ramble about my energy needs, but it's been on my mind since I've got two young children.
Haven't been writing, which is okay. I've got two classes that are keeping me busy with paperwork. They're basically new preps--my Asian American Literature class is a course I've taught before, but because I've got a TA helping me this quarter, it's a new prep. One would think that the work would be easier with a TA, but it's not. I've been having to devote a lot of pedagogy time to this course. Additionally, my Contemporary Avant Garde class is a new prep with lots of reading and lots of papers.
So, I'm absolutely ready for the end of the quarter. Absolutely.
Meredith will get back to teaching a full load of classes next quarter which should help our finances. It's been tough with one and a half salaries a mortgage, and child care payments.
One of these days, poetry will return to my brain, but for now, check out this poem by Willie Lin as read by me on Linebreak.org
I'm a little more honky tonk than rock and roll.