Sunday, August 10, 2008

Please allow me to introduce myself...

I'm not a gal of wealth and taste.

If you get that reference, good. Keep up. If not, you'll need Google. A lot. I tend to reference books, short stories, poetry, songs, movies, and anything else that comes to mind that helps me get my point across.

I'm a part-time college-level English instructor at a small, Midwestern University. I have opinions that typically don't match up with those of my colleagues. I don't always feel safe expressing them. Many times, I'm afraid that, were I to express what I truly think, my contract wouldn't be renewed. I love my job too much to let my own opinions, which have nothing to do with the teaching of freshmen how to write coherent, cohesive essays, get in the way of me keeping my job. However, I also believe that my students who've served fought too hard to give my colleges nationwide the privilege to shoot off at the mouth to not exercise my own right to do so. Thus, this.

I won't be publishing blog entries about my personal life. I won't talk about my students, except in the most general of terms. I won't talk about pop-culture (unless it's absolutely relevant to what I have to say). I don't do gossip.

What this blog will be about is simple: my opinions on current political and world affairs. My opinions. Not my colleagues' opinions. Not the main-stream media's opinions. Not (necessarily) conservative talk-radio opinions. Mine. This does not, or at least should not, reflect upon my employer. Nor should it be considered to reflect upon my friends, family, or associates.

2 comments:

  1. The Loving and Supporting SpouseAugust 10, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Looks good, best of luck and as always love.

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  2. Matt (of special comment fame!)August 13, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    I can't WAIT! You know, we should start a joint blog. A sort of He said/She said for the intellectually gifted and gramatically verbose. Or we could do it just for fun. Either way, we are going to have a blast with this. Good luck! Keep it up! Keep it going! Most of all, keep it real and you will do with your blog that you are unable to do with your job which you love so much: educate those who WANT to be educated!

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