Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Don't Call it A Comeback...

Last fall, from September to the end of December, were four months that basically turned my life upside down. If anything, this post will try to, very briefly, explain my absence from any kind of posting or I know I only put up a few posts, two I think (maybe less) during that period, and here's why...

1) I took a new job -- As many of you know I am doing 10 months at Indiana University's Department of Telecommunications and had to get out of my house, put it on the market (where it sits today) and...

2) Move in with my lovely fiance' and her three kids -- This alone would turn anyone's life upside down. But, hey, to make it a little more challenging my new gig is a four hour drive away, so, hey, I have something of a commute. Luckily...

3) Moved into a room in Bloomington -- where I live in a house with four other really nice people. I have some clothes, books, a TV and DVD player... you know, the essentials, all the things I needed to get

4) Two new preps prepped -- Ok, only one prep per semester, but these are new courses so I am giving lectures to three large halls and doing it on the fly. It's fun, it's draining and I am learning all of this new stuff and then...

5) My Mom get's terribly ill -- Beginning in Mid-September my mother's cancer began to spread where by October her prognosis had become much worse than we would have thought even two weeks earlier when we had learned that it had spread to her brain. So, as a result...

6) I traveled back and forth to Arizona about every other weekend until early December when...

7) My mother passed and found peace from her struggle.

8) The Holidays and mourning...

and now I am beginning to write again.

What that means is that I am also back in Bloomington and I have a little more time to actually write so I am pursuing two research projects and beginning to put Scrivener to good use (if run OS X and research, then think about it!). Will talk more about those projects over time.

Anyways, I am obsessed with the Amy Winehouse record from last year since I finally had a chance to sit down with it (look, when your mom is dying you basically listen to oldies and watch nothing but comedies, which meant tons of Zeppelin, old school hip hop and one episode after another of The Larry Sanders' Show.). Will post my faves later... so later

1 comment:

dj a said...

hi Tim--

So sorry to hear about your mom. I hope you've found a bit of peace through it all, as well.

Just this week I got turned on to Amy W., and it's all I can listen to. Her voice is so amazing I don't even dare to sing along.

Randal D.