Finished the autobiographical puff-piece required for inclusion in the graduate program application, updated a resume, also for inclusion. I completed the online application yesterday. Still, it was a good exercise, taking stock of what I’ve done vocationally for the last 20 or so years – an inconsistent admixture of journalism and social work. At least God may not someday in judgment accuse me of burying what he’d given me to trade with. At least not those two talents.
Before printing, I’m going to get some sleep, then reread what I’ve written. I don’t think I’ve ever had the benefit of an editor who is my equal in the domain of written fluency. That’s not true, the wizened Larry Nee, although I strongly disagreed with him politically, was a good editor and taught me plenty. He was also capable of arguing and disagreeing amicably. Probably because he’s an old guy who paid attention to life while living it.
Will probably have to drive to the geographical center of Tennessee tomorrow to overnight express the material to Wisconsin. Already I’ve scheduled some time out of the office for a dental appointment. Cleaning, just cleaning.
I’m skipping church this morning to chauffeur my mom to the Nashville airport. She’s headed to South, I think, Carolina to look after her first cousin who’s just had 4x bypass surgery. I’ll miss the group and the sermon at Barnchurch, but will probably attend next week. I have most of the application requirements completed now for the University of Wisconsin Stout’s online master’s degree program in my current field of endeavor. Hopefully this will open some more doors for me, and my decline to State (employment – you couldn’t really call it a career) will be arrested. Maybe I’ll open a frozen banana stand here at Stepford. Heck, my eldest brother and his son have opened a deli at San Pedro. What do we always say? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Later: Back from the airport. It’s North Carolina.
Gotta pen a two-page statement of my vocational and educational goals. Caution-Lady’s gone to the store, and El Ninito’s taking his midday siesta.
I still haven’t figured out how to get links to appear on this page.
Changed the theme in order to get links and pages tabs to appear. I liked the Halloween orange and chimney black theme better. Still, it wasn’t sufficiently functional.