If you've ever followed this blog, you'll know that it petered out a while back--partly because other social media took over its social function (connecting me to old friends and making some new ones), and partly because its professional function, as a place to think about poetry, got no respect when I went up for promotion to full professor back in the 2008-9 school year. (I got the same response to my blogging on romance fiction over at Teach Me Tonight.)
I've made some desultory efforts to start up again over the past couple of years, with no real luck--and, to be honest, I was worried that anything I posted might somehow be used against me the next time I went up for promotion, at least if I said anything negative about how I felt my teaching was going, or a class, or my research.
Well, I got the promotion (yay!), and that means I can get back to this, if I want to. I had a whole list of things that I would do, in fact--both old and new--when and if I got it. Sadly, I never actually wrote it down, so who knows what was on it? But I'll try to remember, and maybe report here and elsewhere (i.e., TMT) on the progress.
Oh--one thing I'd meant to do, but hadn't: cut my hair. Which I did, or had done, this morning. Nice & short. I'll post a new picture when I get my new glasses, in a couple of days. After that...who knows?
I love this song. Maybe I'll learn to play it, whether or not it was on my little list.