i get excited about things ending & things beginning. ending: this book of mine, this four year ordeal, will be in my hands in a month's time, give or take a few days. this brings happiness/elation & finishes out a major part of living so i can start anew--a new book in a fresh way, new section of living. life measured in books. those lion years done. the experience of working with bruce covey & the fine folks at coconut books has been exceptional. i know i'm in good hands & i know this will be a good-looking book. also in the mix of things rounding out towards final is abe & my anthology. a month or more & we should be ready to hand it over to lost roads press. i couldn't be more excited. this will probably we the last anthology i ever edit, as it's a ton of work. more than i ever thought, that, then times it by ten. also: up in the air is my job. loyola is cutting down from seven full-time instructors to three, & i'm up against wonderful teachers who have been at loyola for years & years. it's hard, probably most so in that i can do nothing but wait. & so i must. for a another two weeks or so. i'm loving my students this semester; i'd hate to have to go.
|office hours selfie|
|jim wrote this week to ask how the ponies are in argentina, lol.|
|winter time makes me want to cook/eat casseroles|