…”What’s goin’ on?”
The blogging has been sort of light here lately, I realize, but I have a perfectly good explanation. I’m just not sure how much of my life I can blog right now. The fact that Somebody got a great job is really good news, but it’s not as good as if the place where I work had seen fit to give Somebody a job. You see, we were hiring in Somebody’s area, and Somebody is eminently qualified for the job: published, grant- and award-winning, networked, and connected. But the job went to another person (who I’m sure will make a wonderful addition to the university). However, now my life has just gotten a lot more complicated, what with the travelling and the two places to live and the long-distance relationship and the video conferencing and…well, you get the idea. It’s hard not to be angry that this decision was made the way it was made. Mostly I’m feeling a complicated mix of emotions that are hard to sort.
People I work with read my blog, and that means that in this situation there are just some things that I cannot write. In fact, much of what I write about my new life might be stuff I’d rather not have associated with my real identity. I’m actually considering closing the chapter on this blog and starting up a new, truly anonymous one. However, doing so would mean that I cannot write about my research or teaching the way I have in the past. So do I maintain two different blogs? That just seems like more trouble than it’s worth.
In short, I’m still here, and I’m still reading blogs, even as I do not comment very much on what y’all are writing.
It’s spring break, by the way, and today we got a little snow. Yippee.