Monday, January 29, 2007

Fulbright news

So today? In the mail? A full month before expected?

A manila envelope was waiting for me when I got home tonight.

I have been recommended for an exchange if a match is found.


Now, the wait for a match. As early as March and as late as early May will be when I find out.

Oh, the highs and lows.

I wonder if they have student teachers in Scotland?

Sunday, January 28, 2007

new blogger stuff

Gosh, go away for a few weeks and... well, I am confused as all get out.

See, I went over to Unaccountabletalk, went to make a comment, and couldn't as jhsteacher. Not even an anonymous comment was allowed.

Then I come back here and see my photo and my personal info up here.


This is is the place where I can say whatever I want... not where I want folks to know who I am. Friggin' frackin' gosh darn it.

So, new blogger/google whatever will not let me comment as jhsteacher, only as my primary blog name.

Yes, I have two blogs. One is the personal one. One in which I rarely mention work, being that I keep the work/teaching stuff over here. I started this blog, so I'd have a safe place to say what I want to say, without worrying about who might read it.

Now though, I don't know how to keep my two blogs separate. How do I keep my anonymity? How do I comment on another teaching blog without revealing who I am?

I think I might need to return to my old Luddite ways. Then all of this angst would be moot.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Personal life

Yes, it's happened. My personal life took over for a while. I've been just keeping my head above water.

Lots of life-changing stuff. A sister's baby, a friend's cancer, and more.

How do those folks with kids handle it all?

Beginning Anne Frank next week. It's always interesting to me to see what comes up in discussions.

I'll try to keep you all updated.

If there's anyone still left out there?