Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Wee Publication

A short essay I wrote will be appearing the October issue of Quiet Mountain, a journal of women's writing. You may remember them as the place where I was interviewed by Diane Saarinen (August issue). Yay! My essay is about the ambivalence many teachers feel at the end of the summer; however much you love teaching, the freedom of summer is an illusion we have a hard time giving up.

5 comments:

Gene K. said...

"Freedom! Horrible, horrible freedom!"

Gene K. said...

But seriously - congratulations on yet an other publication! I can't wait to read it, but I will, as one of your fans!

K. A. Laity said...

Wow, Lard Lad, eh? Yet another timewaster I needed to know about!

Patricia Golemon said...

Yes, congratulations on your new publication. And any teacher who doesn't hate the end of the summer has a sabbatical for the fall, you can count on that. The trouble with summer is that it isn't long enough to catch up on all the work you couldn't get done during the school year because you are so overworked then. Don't get me started on this subject . . ..

K. A. Laity said...

Heya Pat --

At least you have the added novelty of teaching in Taiwan this fall (and later, you lucky dog!). However, I suppose the extra stress of learning a whole new system of doing things reduces the "fun factor" a little bit.

We've been in school so long it feels like the end of September already! Good thing it's not. I have a conference to go to the beginning of October!