April Line Writing

I Got 99 Problems and Adjuncting is One…

I got my student evaluation forms the other day. They were disappointing for the following reasons. 1. My students hated many of my pedagogical choices, and things I did with intention, to benefit them, even though they created more work for me. 2. The perception of my class (but weirdly not me) was persistently negative. […]

Notes From The Road.

Today I drove 40 miles south, then a few hours later I drove back. I saw at least ten cars pulled over, but only got a look at four of the drivers. Two black; two white. I wish I could say I believed there’s a chance the six drivers I didn’t see were white. Christians, […]

Franzen, Weiner, and Nuance

I’ve been planning my triumphant return to blogging. Since I’m done with grad school (for now), I theoretically have time for this again. What I planned was this confessional about how I’ve been in a shitty mood and fuck the patriarchy. But then I got sidetracked by Jonathan Franzen and Jennifer Weiner. My writer friend, […]

#NaNoWriMo, it’s not just for writing novels anymore.

So, it’s NaNo. The month that fills every writer I know with a sense of hope and possibility. Or, as likely, dread and insecurity. Whatever the feelings, NaNo inspires a certain type of person to get behind a keyboard. Whatever the end result, writing is good for a person’s soul. And as much as I […]

5 Freelancing Hacks That Will Improve Your Adjunct Life

Friends have complimented my work boundaries. That is, my no-bullshit approach to getting everything done and committing the appropriate amount of personal resources to each of my projects so as to avoid burning out. I’m telling you, this has been a hard-won way to live, there have been stretches of years during which I ran […]

Ethical Quandries In Becoming an Adjunct Prof.

I will not be insinuating any wrongdoing or accusing Universities of being slave masters in this post. I will not be bitching about adjunct wages. I am interacting with my reality, forgetting for a moment that things for adjuncts are in real need of intervention. Adjunct wages are an improvement over my current wages. Especially […]

In Response To Haughty Posts About What Food Servers Wish You Knew -or- 4 Important Things About Tipping

My current money-getting gig is as a food server at a brew pub. I generally LOVE my job. I am energized by hanging out with people, I am witty and friendly so I often get laughs + big tips, and it’s fast, fast money which leaves me lots of room and time for writing, grad […]

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