As we get closer to fall break, we have to make a decision about what I will continue doing and what I will drop if we extend our stay in the dorm. This is hard as I enjoy working with technology, and I especially love helping organizations move towards more effective use of technology. I may have to drop my role of Director in order to continue as Dorm Parent. At this point, there is not a replacement in sight, so stepping down would mean leaving a hole. I would still be on campus, knowing that there is no one directing the computer services department. In my mind, dorm parents are far more important than computer manager, so it is not a hard decision to make, just a hard one to live with.

The biggest sacrifice that I have made by working two jobs is in reading. I have not sat down and read book or magazine or anything much for almost two months. I miss it, in sort of the same way that you might miss a friend. When I think about it I get that tight feeling in my chest and my eyes hurt. Typically those type of physical symptoms have indicated some sort of emotion, usually associated with longing for something no longer available. I could be wrong, but if I am, I should see a doctor.

I have been feeling quite removed from the rest of the world lately, and would like to make a public request for interesting information. If you find anything of great importance going on in the world (that includes the activity of family members ranging in size from itsy-bitsy to fairly normal) please let me know via email. I feel a bit sheepish making such a request knowing that I have not actually sent anything out to any one for a fairly large bit of time. So if you could just put my past behind you……