Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial writing

We did about as traditional of a Memorial Day as one can do. On Sunday, the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts added small flags and leis to each of the 30,000 graves at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, which is inside Punchbowl crater. Then today we ended up at a park grilling up some hot dogs and playing catch.

And that has nothing to do with reading our stories.

(Best. segway. ever.)

For the reading project, I think we've got: fairyhedgehog, sylvia, robin writtenwyrdd, janeyv, Pete, McK, and Aerin. I think I've got everyone on Facebook as well, so I will send a message there. Others are very welcome to join. If I don't know you, I will get to know you.

To keep things simple, let's try: hosting on our own blog and reading our own stuff. Some reasonable size chunk that takes just a few minutes to ready. And let's aim for posting on Friday. That enough time? Then, Sylvia, can you add links to a nice page like you did once before? People can also post there links in comments here.

Let me know if any details left out.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

story time?

While I am certainly no robin s and never shall be, I would like to suggest we blogger writers do a new audio festival. In particular, how about we do the one where we read each other's story as done before? It may be the only way I will actually write something.

Who's in? If you are in, can you post to your own blogs since not everyone stops here? Someone else might even host the links if that's better and this is just the suggestion.

Whaddya think?

Monday, May 17, 2010

School Year 24 - Check

I just turned in the grades for my students and with that, Spring, 2010, comes to a close. As everyone knows I also defended my dissertation last week, which could signal the end of me as a student after 24 delicious years of it. I started first grade in... 1978, I think, and it is now 2010. Now, I did take 8 years off between 1996 and 2004, but still, I think that's enough.

I'm not technically done yet. I have to submit revisions to my dissertation, though I don't really have any yet. My own notes for fixes is longer than those from my committee, though I haven't heard from them all. This should mean fairly straightforward revisions and a quick turn in. This lets me graduate in August. However, there is no ceremony, so I will only get a chance to walk if I remain / return to Hawaii in December just for that purpose.

Here I am at the defense with my leis and a few of my committee. (Facebook people can click over to my blog pacatrue.blogspot.com to see the pic.)



What's next? No idea. I've got some applications out that I've got a decent shot at and I may hear from those in 2-3 weeks. I will send more out if they aren't all too late in the next couple of weeks. If none of that's going anywhere, then I'll have to broaden my search out to industry of various sorts. And if that goes no where, I've got waiting skills from back in the day.

On to the next stage of Paca Life....