I am attempting to teach a pile of freshman intro to feminism. It hasn’t been going well (shocking, I know). Breakthrough today after discussing the ERA and why it didn’t pass. Staring down the barrel of thirty-some-odd papers to grade tomorrow, but I think I can bear it now. And at the end of class, a student was giddy. Giddy, I tell you!
Had my first workshop with Luis Urrea, and I could not love him more if he was entirely made of chocolate. I got amazing feedback on my essay, and for the first time in years I think I might be within a few revisions of a piece worth sending out. I never send things out.
I got the first season of The Wire, which apparently white people like?
And by some magic feat, I not only made it through the Hegel, but dare I say enjoyed it? He lays out one of the more coherent defenses of what memoir (if it is to be art) ought do. More fodder for the end of term trauma theory paper. And I was only a .5 on the public shame chart, instead of X5 like last week.
Things to do: revise my Clarion submissions, for serious. Grade. Go see a Mamet play this weekend.
It’s hard to believe this life is mine. Not sure where it came from, but oh, I’m happy!