Clouds & Churches

Yesterday wasn’t a wash-out. Got a few things done. Checked on the dsl service in my studio. Scratch. The wires weren’t ran yet. Keeping things in perspective… I am not dying, poor, or fighting a war made by people that never served or worse yet got deferments or used daddy’s connections to get them out of serving.

The Republican’s and the war mongers seem to have found an answer to ensure they have lots of troops to fight their battles and keep the rich kids out of the fray. This current budget… the current budget decreases financial aid to poorer and middle class students. The end result for those folk is if they want to go to college they have to join up and fight wars that others chose– usually over oil. it is very sad. So my little dsl problems are nothing. Hope you’re staying warm… snow in Minnesota today.

Classmates at the MFA Reception

The folks to the right are my fellow classmates at the MFA Reception on December 15, 2005. From left to right, they are Ed 06, Bethany 05, Erika 06 after making a wise-crack to Vince Leo, Joe 05, Laura 06, Andrea 05, Heidi 05 and me… Bill 05.

Getting there… so far through break I have been working on a daily basis and staying on track. Documenting work is a priority currently. Will spend most of the day tomorrow and a couple of other days doing that. Prepping for class is next on the list which I am doing. Lucky for me both work and play co-exist.

My do list is long but I will get through it. Besides teaching a Minneapolis Community Technical College, I will be teaching another course online at Minneapolis College of Art and Design–Graphic Design for the Non-Designer.

Reading resumes today because I am serving on two hiring committees. One is a position open in our English Department and the other is an opening for a full-time ceramics instructor. This is a big chore.

More later or tomorrow.

After Graduation

I owe much thanks for all of you that contacted me to say, “Congratulations.”

I mostly moved out of the college’s studio and I rented a studio downtown. I guess that might be old news.

The last few days I was reading and catching up on what is happening on the Web 2.0, blogosphere, Bubble 1.0 vs. Bubble 2.0. Learned terms such as the long tail. I’ve learned about some incredible sites. Digg, Geek Entertainment TV as well as I have enjoyed reading Flock Feeds . One of the most helpful sites was Tim ORielly’s site — O’Reilly: What Is Web 2.0.? If you haven’t checked out the Flock Browser… you got to. It is a great web tool.

The next couple of days I will working on getting my portfolio together and online. Will posting the thesis shortly.